No healthcare organization looks forward to the day they have to deal with a data breach. Unfortunately, data breaches happen seemingly on a daily basis.
Facebook recently hit the pause button on a secret data-sharing plan with top hospitals in light of reports that 87 million Facebook users’ data was compromised by political research firm Cambridge Analytica.
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.