UCLA Health Agrees to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Data Privacy Lawsuit

May 1, 2019 - from HIPAA Journal

In March, UCLA Health agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a class action data breach lawsuit that allegedly resulted in the breach of 4.5 million patients’ protected health information (PHI). The case, Sirine Adlouni v. UCLA Health System Auxiliary, et al, began in July 2015 after UCLA Health announced that “criminal hackers” gained access to the healthcare organization’s computer network.

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