GAO: HHS Needs Improved Data Breach Reporting

Frank Konkel reports:

The Government Accountability Office is recommending the Department of Health and Human Services establish a feedback mechanism to improve the effectiveness of its data breach reporting process.

The singular recommendation, issued in a June 27 audit, follows a significant increase in the number of data breaches involving unsecured protected health information at HHS. The agency has experienced year over year increases in data breaches affecting 500 or more individuals since 2015, with the total number of individuals affected each year rising to as high as 113 million people.

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