NJ Senate Panel Presses Blue Cross Execs Over Data Breach

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 8:24 PM EST) -- A New Jersey Senate committee on Monday lambasted Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield executives about the theft of two laptops containing personal data on just less than 840,000 of the insurer’s policyholders, as the executives insisted the perpetrator sought the equipment, not the data.

The state Senate’s Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee heard testimony from John Leyman, Horizon’s director of government affairs; Denise O’Connor, its privacy official; and Greg Barnes, its director of information security, who explained the circumstances surrounding the theft of two...
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