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Colorado's Tougher Breach Law: Healthcare Incidents Included

Starting Sept. 1, organizations in Colorado must notify victims of breaches of personal information - including health data - within 30 days of determination that a breach occurred. That's a tougher requirement than the HIPAA breach notification rule ... read more

Leaked: Cops Obtain ‘Confidential’ Colorado MMJ Patient Registry

Participants in Colorado’s medical marijuana program were shocked this week to discover that, according to a June 2013 investigation by the State Auditor’s Office, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CODPHE) had leaked ... read more

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Northam, a Democrat, announced the probe in a tweet hours after The Associated Press reported the allegations, which were included in ... significant mental health treatment, the lawsuit alleged. The lawsuit described violent incidents between staff ... read more

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NHS patient data ends up on Facebook. But how serious is the latest data debacle?

The NHS is currently facing one of its toughest challenges since the UK’s publicly-funded healthcare ... Whilst it seems that tougher punishments for those that do breach data laws could be the best way to help prevent such incidents, it’s probably ... read more

Armed guards lack training and oversight -- with deadly consequences

And incidents involving armed guards -- perhaps accidents or ... found "unspecified schizophrenia spectrum" and "other psychotic disorder." While mental health evaluations are standard for police officers, only four states require them for armed guard ... read more

Health records lost, stolen or revealed online

Shelton, Chicago Tribune reporter Almost a decade after a new law went into effect to strengthen health ... and tougher punishment for those responsible. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee settlement amounted to "roughly a dollar per breach record ... read more

Intel Assessment: Weak Response to Breaches Will Lead to More Cyber Attacks

Major incidents in recent months include the Sony attack; cyber attacks against the health care provider Anthem that compromised ... Rogers said during a security conference in Colorado that one factor has been a lack of response. Rogers earlier in ... read more

Federal workers, contractors reportedly behind many cyber breaches -- often by accident

To determine the extent of federal cyberincidents, which include probing ... than double the incidents in 2009. And employees are to blame for at least half of the problems. Last year, for example, about 21 percent of all federal breaches were traced ... read more

Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. and Certain Officers – CMG

NEW YORK, July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (“Chipotle” or ... to safeguard consumer and employee health. Facing a sharp drop-off in sales, Chipotle ... read more

Federal agencies struggle to combat cyberattacks; employee missteps worsen problems

That review shows that 40 years and more than $100 billion after the first federal data protection law was ... records that include employee usernames and passwords and veterans' medical files. From 2009 to 2013, the number of reported breaches just ... read more

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