Security Flaws Land ACA Contractors In Legal Crosshairs

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 10:16 PM EST) -- Security experts recently warned lawmakers that technical problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act's online insurance marketplace could expose vast amounts of personal data to theft, a worrisome report for contractors and government officials who handle that data and therefore risk becoming favorite targets for plaintiffs attorneys.

The first major indication that the insurance exchanges might not be capable of protecting the troves of sensitive consumer data fed into them came in August, when the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that the federal government had missed several deadlines to test the system for vulnerabilities and...

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