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Tag Archives: PHI

The SAIC Breach and a Look Across the Chasm Between Significant Risk and Actual Harm Resulting from a HIPAA Breach

Posted in Data Security Breach Response, Protected Health Information

SAIC’s recent Motion to Dismiss the Consolidated Amended Complaint filed in federal court in Florida as a putative class action highlights the gaps between an incident (like a theft) involving PHI, a determination that a breach of PHI has occurred, and the realization of harm resulting from the breach.

Personal Information Data Breaches – Not if, but When?

Posted in Data Security Breach Response

By Elizabeth Litten The widely publicized pre-Christmas breach of confidential data held by Stratfor Global Intelligence Service (“Stratfor”), a company specializing in data security, reminded me that very little (if any) electronic information is truly secure. If Stratfor’s data can be hacked into, and the health information of nearly 5 million military health plan (TRICARE) members… Continue Reading