Awards $1.44 Million . . .
A Marion County jury awarded a woman $1.44 million after a four day jury trial. The lawsuit alleged Audra Peterson, a pharmacist at a Walgreens store, improperly reviewed the prescription history of Abigail Hinchy, and divulged that confidential information to her husband, Davion Peterson, who has a child with Ms. Hinchy. The lawsuit spun out of a tangled relationship between the pharmacist, her husband and the man's ex-girlfriend.
“As a provider of pharmaceutica
Security and breach notification with passage of new law... On June 20, 2014, the “Florida Information Protection Act of 2014” (FIPA) was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott, after it received unanimous support by the legislature. FIPA will take effect on July 1, 2014 and will replace Florida’s existing data breach notification law. FIPA dramatically increases the breadth of Florida’s data breach notification law.
Shorter timeline to notify
Expanded definition of “
Federal Trade Commission Begins Enforcement . . .
The Federal trade Commission, recently announced that it will now pursue cases involving the failure to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information about an individual when a promise to the consumer (or patient) has been made by the provider of services (such as a healthcare entity) through the Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) or other privacy policies posted on a website.
Two recent examples of the FTCs enforcement actions were re
Instead of packing peanuts, poorly shredded bank statements & emails from about fifty...
Ron Myers, a Colorado man discovered some very personal information inside a package he ordered from Walmart.com. Instead of being stuffed with packing peanuts, the box was stuffed with shredded bank statements and emails from about fifty people, including organizations like Doctors Without Borders and the NCAA.
The documents were shredded horizontally along what looked like lines in an Excel spreadsheet