The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a potentially precedent-setting case concerning a privacy breach that exposed the information of 1.1 million CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield subscribers in 2014.
“Last year, more than 5.3 million North Carolinians were estimated to have been affected by a data breach,” said North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein in a press release.
Rumored changes to the infamous health data breach “wall of shame” were announced recently by US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price.
In the report, the task force noted that the healthcare sector experienced more cyber incidents that resulted in data breaches than any other critical infrastructure sector.
An employee at Trios Health in Washington was terminated after the organization discovered they had inappropriately accessed at least 600 patients’ medical records inappropriately