[ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 ]


Boston Children's Hospital: a laptop stolen from a physician traveling in South America results in a $40,000 fine for the hospital.  (via BNA, subscription required).  This just settles the state law issues (Massachusetts' AG being one of the more aggressive ones), so HIPAA fines may loom on the horizon.  Guess what?  Encryption would've fixed the problem.  To be fair, the hospital did have an encryption policy, but the doctor didn't follow it.

Jeff [10:49 AM]

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