Boris Segalis recaps three enforcement cases covered on this blog and its companion blogs:
This month, federal agencies and FINRA have announced significant privacy enforcement actions that have resulted in millions of dollars in fines. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) imposed a $4.3M fine on a health plan for violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule; the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled with several resellers of consumer reports allegations that the resellers failed to adequately safeguard consumer information; and FINRA imposed a $600K fine on two securities firms for failure to safeguard access to customer records. Here are the details:
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Previous coverage of these cases on my blogs can be found here:
HHS fining Cignet: http://www.phiprivacy.net/?p=6005
FTC settling with resellers: http://www.pogowasright.org/?p=20885
FINRA fines Lincoln: http://www.databreaches.net/?p=16826