Feb 162019
 

TVNZ reports: The Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki, has been forced to apologise to a foster family after one of its social workers tried to access their private medical records. The incident occurred after a foster child tried to attack them with a knife. However, the family says the attempted privacy breach has been even […]

Feb 162019
 

Noddy A. Fernandez reports: A gift distribution company is suing a global insurance broker, citing alleged broker malpractice. Hampton-Haddon Marketing Corp. (HHMC) filed a complaint on Jan. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Willis of Tennessee Inc. and Willis Towers Watson PLC, alleging the defendants breached their duty […]

Feb 162019
 

Anita Lee reports: Memorial Hospital is offering free credit monitoring and identify protection services to a “limited number” of patients whose Social Security numbers, health-insurance information and other personal details were part of an employee email account that a third party accessed. Janet Stuart, the hospital’s manager of marketing and communications, said the email account […]

Feb 162019
 

From their press release, and I’ll meet you on the other side: AltaMed Health Services Corporation (“AltaMed”) has become aware of a data security incident experienced by its business associate, Sharecare Health Data Services (“SHDS”),  that may have involved the personal and protected health information of some of its patients.  AltaMed has sent notification letters […]

Feb 162019
 

Jared Beinart reports: Using ransomware to hold computers hostage would draw stiffer penalties under legislation — prompted in part by attacks on Maryland hospitals over the past few years — state lawmakers are considering. […] Maryland Senate bill 151, cross-filed with House bill 211, would define ransomware attacks that result in a loss greater than $1,000 as […]