Audit Finds Lax Security Behind Minn. Private Data Breach

Law360, Los Angeles (November 8, 2013, 7:46 PM EST) -- A security breach at Minnesota's health insurance marketplace that exposed the personal information of 1,500 insurance agents was not the result of malicious intent, but it could have been prevented by more thoughtful security protocols, the state's legislative auditor said in a report Thursday.

Legislative auditor James R. Nobles said the release of private information at MNsure, the state's Affordable Care Act-compliant health care exchange, was due to an accidental attachment in an email to an insurance broker. But Nobles said MNsure used unsecured email to...
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