[ Wednesday, August 14, 2013 ]
IRS Sued for HIPAA Breach:
Jeff [3:49 PM]
I have a hard time telling if this is real or a politically-inspired fairy tale, but apparently an unnamed California medical provider is suing the IRS
for allegedly stealing patient records on 10 million patients. It looks like the provider might have been the subject of an IRS investigation involving 15 IRS agents who seized records of the business, including medical records. Given the NSA and other spying scandals, not to mention the apparent use of the IRS against tea party and other groups opposed to the current administration, at the very least this will feed the imaginations of those who think the worst about how the government uses data and deals with privacy issues.
Hat tip: Joanna Napp
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