Avoid Data Breaches With Better Vendor Contracts

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 12:49 PM EST) -- The 2010 theft of an unencrypted laptop containing confidential health care information made front-page news in 2013, not because a huge number of patients were affected, but for the exact opposite reason. On Jan. 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights announced that it had reached a settlement with the Hospice of North Idaho for potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 security rule arising from the theft of its laptop. It was the...
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