CT: Update – Attorney General's investigation into MidState data breach over

Jesse Buchanan reports:

State Attorney General George Jepson has ended an investigation into last year’s data breach at MidState Medical Center and hasn’t called for any further action.

MidState informed the public in April of last year that 93,500 patients’ files were downloaded onto a hard drive at Hartford Hospital by an employee who took the hard drive home and then lost it. Hartford Hospital learned about the data breach in February of last year. MidState and Hartford Hospital are both part of Hartford HealthCare.

In a letter to MidState in early May, Jepson said steps taken by the hospital on behalf of the patients put at risk was “significant” in his decision to close the investigation.

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