Erica Gann Kitaev writes:
One hot area of data privacy litigation over the past several years has been data breach class actions brought under the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (“CMIA”), which provides that a person may recover $1,000 “nominal” damages against a healthcare provider who has negligently “released” the person’s medical information. Until recently, no California appellate court had directly analyzed what constitutes a “release” of medical information under the CMIA. The court in The University of California v. Superior Court (Platter) addressed this question for the first time in 2013 and held that the mere loss of possession of computer equipment containing medical information was not sufficient to constitute a release of the information itself.
Read more about notable cases of 2013 and their implications on Data Privacy Monitor.