Univ. of California Wins Medical Privacy Appeal

Law360, Los Angeles (October 15, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday found that the University of California’s Board of Regents couldn’t be held liable for disclosure when they lost a hard drive with a woman’s medical information on it because the disclosure itself could not be proven.

Plaintiff Melinda Platter filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court in October 2012 alleging the university’s board had breached the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act when it lost the hard drive containing her medical information. But she couldn’t prove that anyone had actually seen the...
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