Aetna settled a lawsuit for $17 million Wednesday over a data breach that happened in the summer of 2017. The privacy of as many as 12,000 people insured by Aetna was compromised in a very low-tech way: The fact that they had been taking HIV drugs was revealed through the clear window of the envelope.
In an ironic twist, the letters were sent in response to a settlement over previous privacy violation concerns. Aetna had required members to obtain HIV medications through mail-order pharmacies.
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A Florida healthcare provider, Orlando Health, is notifying patients impacted by a breach, involving insider record snooping during the treatment period, of patients brought from the Pulse Night Club Incident.
During high-profile emergency situations and other crises, it is a challenge for healthcare organizations to protect the privacy and security of patient information, from inappropriate access, of people who are part of the organizations workforce. Curiosity &snooping seem to be part o
Comprehensive government study of identity theft turns up . . .
WASHINGTON DC - Even federal regulators were surprised by what the most comprehensive government study of identity theft turned up: nearly 10 million victims and a loss of $53 billion for businesses and consumers last year alone. And those numbers probably are low because many identity thefts go unreported, Federal Trade Commission officials said Wednesday.
It is a crime of the times. It is a growing crime, said Howard Bea