Lack Of Actual Data Breach Sinks Mercy Health Security Row

Law360 (December 6, 2018, 9:42 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge on Thursday tossed a putative class action accusing Mercy Health of maintaining lax data security that exposed confidential patient information to unauthorized third parties, finding that the mere possibility that someone could have improperly accessed the data was not enough to meet the standing bar set by the U.S. Supreme Court's Spokeo decision. 

Lindsey Williams-Diggins filed a sealed complaint against Mercy Health in August 2016, claiming that the health system knew or should have known that its Horizon Patient Folder WebStation portal software operated on an outdated Java-based computer server that could be easily accessed by anyone,...

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