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4 Stolen Unencrypted Laptops = 3 Class Actions

Posted in Advocate Health Care, Class Action, Health Records Privacy, HIPAA, Illinois, medical records

At least three class action lawsuits have been filed, two in state court and one in federal court, after Advocate Medical Group in Illinois reported four stolen laptops containing protected health information of 4 million patients.   The breach is believed to be the second largest loss of unsecured PHI since mandatory reporting began in 2009. On July 15, 2013, four… Continue Reading

Follow the Money: No Homeowners Coverage for Employee Sued Individually for Data Theft

Posted in Data Breach, Illinois, Insurance

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on January 11, 2013 that there is no coverage under a homeowner’s policy for an employee of an accounting firm who had a CD stolen from her car. The CD contained financial information and other PII of 30,000 members of a pension fund and client of the accounting… Continue Reading