Hospital Data Protection Lawsuit Ends in $150,000 Settlement After 5 Years

January 25, 2019 - from HIPAA Journal

A class action data protection lawsuit against Alabama-based Flowers Hospital ended in a $150,000 settlement in December 2018. The lawsuit began in 2014 over allegations that the hospital failed to take adequate measures to prevent a former employee from selling patients’ personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI), which were later used to file fraudulent income tax returns.

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