Harvard Hospital Calls Foul On $1.5M Data Breach Fine

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A Harvard Medical School teaching hospital on Monday criticized as unfairly large a $1.5 million fine for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations related to its safeguarding of patients’ personal information and the theft of a computer with data on 3,500 individuals.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear acknowledged it may have failed to adequately protect certain materials in the past and said it had taken action in 2009 and 2010 to patch up areas of vulnerability identified during a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
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