An Anthem Blue Cross applicant has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging that the insurer failed to protect his confidential information from a breach of the company's records earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Applicant Sues Anthem Blue Cross for Failing To Protect Personal Data
More than 7,000 Rice University students and staff members are at risk following the theft of a storage device containing the names, Social Security numbers and other personally identifying information, reports eSecurity Planet.
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Students, Staff at Risk Following Rice University Data Breach
Dennis J. Saccurato and his businesses, Sparta Chem, Inc
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Privacy concerns remain the key obstacle in the widespread adoption of electronic health records in the U.S., according to researchers from the North Carolina State University. The paper, “Privacy and Security in the Implementation of Health Information Technology (Electronic Health Records): U.S. and EU Compared,” outlines steps that could be taken to boost privacy and promote the use of EHRs.
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Privacy hindering EHR progress, say researchers
An alleged ringleader of an international identity theft operation, arrested in April, has been extradited to face charges in the United States.
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Alleged ringleader of ID theft operation extradited to New York
The study noted that there may be no other place in private industry that is as rich a target for identity theft and data fraud as healthcare providers. They can possess just about every type of identifying info on their patients: Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers, insurance policies, religious affiliation, addresses and phone n…
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology launched its ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) certification program for electronic health records Monday. The program will certify that EHRs are capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria to support Stage 1 meaningful use as required by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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Discount grocery chain Aldi Inc. reports that it is taking steps to improve security after dozens of customers in the Buffalo Grove area had their debit cards used elsewhere for unauthorized purchases.
Grocery chain responds to debit thefts
County health officials said Friday that medical records of patients at Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center were breached this summer.