Community Health System to Pay $4.5M to Settle HIPAA Data Breach Lawsuit

March 21, 2019 - from National Law Review

On February 20, 2019, Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a class action HIPAA data breach lawsuit. The lawsuit began in August 2014, after a data breach, believed to be caused by malware installed by Chinese hackers on CHS’s computer system, resulted in the breach of approximately 4.5 million patients’ sensitive personal information.

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