[ Tuesday, November 10, 2009 ]


Anthem BCBS (Connecticut) Data Breach: I noted below that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield had a laptop stolen that had data on about 18,000 doctors, including some social security numbers (not PHI, though, so it's [probably] not a HIPAA violation). The information was unencrypted, which was against company policy. Well, the Connecticut AG is on the case, alleging Anthem of acting too slowly in notifying the victims and not providing enough credit protection to the doctors.

This will be interesting to watch, since it might be a little taste of what we'll be in for when state AGs get to enforce HIPAA.

Jeff [10:31 AM]

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