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Record HIPAA Violation Settlement – $16 million

Think HIPAA fines aren’t serious for violations of security and privacy rules around Protect Health Information? You may want to think again. Here’s the headline from a story out today: “Anthem Mega-Breach: Record $16 Million HIPAA Settlement“, which links to our friends at Gov¬†InfoSecurity¬†https://www.govinfosecurity.com/anthem-mega-breach-record-16-million-hipaa-settlement-a-11622

Though many enter into HIPAA/HITECH-driven Business Associate Agreements on a near constant basis – sometimes with little overall consideration for ramifications down the road – any transaction that involved PHI should be red-flagged for detailed review.

#HIPAA #privacy #infosec #HITECH #Anthem #cybersecurity

Updated: 10/17/2018 — 3:43 pm

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R Santalesa

(p) 203.292.0667 (e) rsantalesa@smartedgelawgroup.com Richard Santalesa is based in Fairfield County, Connecticut and New York City. While not practicing law he's a competitive epee fencer and rower.
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