U. Of Miami Hit With Class Action Over Health Records

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 3:36 PM EST) -- A patient of the University of Miami’s health care system filed a putative class action in Florida federal court on Friday alleging the institution violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and made her susceptible to identity theft by failing to protect her personally identifiable information from a data breach.

Lead plaintiff Joan Carsten says in the complaint that unauthorized access of the school’s computer storage systems — which contained sensitive information including names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, billing information and confidential health records —...
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