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California Appellate Court In Ruling of First Impression Affirms Denial of Class Certification in Data Breach Involving Confidential Medical Information

Kristin L. Bryan of Squire Patton Boggs writes about a lawsuit stemming from an insider wrongdoing situation first reported in 2018: Last month a California appellate court affirmed (for the first time among any state appellate courts to consider the issue) the lower court’s denial of class certification for claims brought under the Confidentiality...

Federal and state authorities investigate a data breach at Philadelphia-area OB/GYN practice

Wendy Ruderman reports: Federal and state authorities are looking into allegations that a Main Line Women’s Healthcare employee used a personal cellphone to capture confidential information from medical charts, potentially affecting more than 800 patients at the OB/GYN practice, which has offices in King of Prussia, Malvern, Plymouth Meeting and Bryn Mawr. Read more...

Ca: Inappropriate pictures of long-term care residents raise questions in House of Assembly

Bernice Hiller reports: Allegations that long-term care staff in the Baie Verte hospital took inappropriate pictures of residents made it to the floor of the House of Assembly, as politicians asked and answered questions about the possible privacy breach. Central Health is investigating the allegations, along with the RCMP and Newfoundland and Labrador’s privacy commissioner. Read...

Doctor Admits Criminal HIPAA Scheme for Wrongful Disclosure of Protected Patient Health Information to Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

CAMDEN, N.J. – A former physician with medical practices in New Jersey, New York, and Florida admitted wrongfully disclosing patients’ protected personal health information, Attorney for the United States Vikas Khanna announced. Frank Alario, 65, of Delray Beach, Florida, pleaded guilty before Judge Robert B. Kugler to conspiring to wrongfully disclose patients’ individually identifiable...

Detroit Health Department Provides Notice of Data Security Incident

The following is a notice from the Detroit Health Department. It is unclear whether this was an accidental breach due to error or some more intentional wrongdoing by an employee, but the notice makes no mention of disciplining any employee or referring to law enforcement. The Detroit Health Department is notifying specific individuals about...

Hacker in Massive Capitol One Data Breach Gets Probation

Steven Musil reports: The hacker responsible for the massive 2019 data breach of Capital One has been sentenced to time served and five years of probation. US District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said sentencing former Amazon systems engineer Paige Thompson to time in prison would have been “particularly difficult on her because of her mental health...