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FL: 2nd Employee Arrested In WellCare Laptop Thefts

D’Ann Lawrence White reports: A second employee has been arrested in connection with the theft of laptop computers from WellCare at 8724 Henderson Road in Town n’ Country. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Phillip Jovan Hill, 30, after he was accused of taking part in the theft of computer equipment from the health...

UK: Former company director believed to have profited by more than £1.4 million after selling personal data illegally

From the Information Commissioner’s Office: A former company director found guilty of illegally obtaining people’s personal data and selling it to solicitors chasing personal injury claims, has been fined for breaches of data protection and issued with a confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. David Cullen of Middleton Road, Manchester, was...

Former employee of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Allegheny Health Network sentenced to 1 year in prison for disclosing patient files

There’s an update to a HIPAA breach case that this site has been following since 2018, when DOJ announced that Linda S. Kalina had been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh and charged with six counts of wrongfully obtaining and disclosing the health information of another individual. In March of this year,...

IN: Franciscan Health Provides Notice Of Privacy Breach

On May 24, 2019, Franciscan Health confirmed through an internal investigation that one employee in the quality research for Franciscan Health accessed protected health information (PHI) of approximately 2,200 patients without a business reason. The conduct was identified as part of Franciscan Health’s privacy audit process. At this time, there is no evidence that...