Health care data security breaches in the U.S.

Kevin Prince reports:

New laws and regulations regarding data security breaches and disclosure laws affect the way in which health care organizations do business. This study provides a review of the scope and impact of data security breaches in the health care industry in an effort to encourage proactive modification to risk mitigation technologies, policies, and procedures that reduce exposure to a data breach incident.

The data breaches noted below include compromised personal information useful to identity thieves, such as Social Security numbers, account numbers and driver’s license numbers. Some breaches that do not expose such sensitive information have been included to underscore the variety and frequency of data breaches. The breaches posted below include only those reported in the United States. This data is based on a survey conducted by and verified on the Perimeter eSecurity Network. To view all of the data discussed in this study in chart form, please visit:

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