Identity theft, privacy and information security — executive coaching (part 3)
In this article, Joe Campana discusses safe harbor and cites a 2007 Illinois Supreme Court opinion from Bagent v. Blessing Care Corporation, d/b/a Illini Community Hospital (pdf). Campana writes, in part:
An Illinois Supreme Court Case illustrates safe harbor. A health care employee divulged personal health information of a patient in a conversation with a friend. The friend’s sister, the patient, learned that her health information was shared. The health care organization and employee were both sued. The case was argued in the circuit court, appealed and finally argued before the Illinois Supreme Court.