Calif. Children's Hospital Sued Over Blackbaud Data Breach

By Allison Grande (January 22, 2021, 10:09 PM EST) -- California's largest children's hospital is facing a putative class action in federal court claiming it failed to protect nearly 20,000 patients' private medical information, which was swept up in a ransomware attack on its software provider Blackbaud Inc. last year.

Plaintiff John Doe, a minor who brought the suit through his guardian Latasha Pope, claims that Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego failed to uphold its duty under California's Confidentiality of Medical Information Act when it allowed unauthorized hackers to obtain valuable medical data — including names, dates of birth and treatment information — belonging to approximately 19,788 patients.

The patient information was...

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