Health Data Breaches – Insider Data Trading?

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It seems like the majority of health data breaches I read about are via insiders with access to patient information systems stealing and selling their data.

Federal authorities say Sergei Kusyakov, who was involved with Metro Chiropractic and Wellness Center and City Lights Medical Center, illegally obtained private information about patients through Dale Munroe II and his wife, Katrina Munroe, who worked at Florida Hospital’s Celebration campus.

Authorities said Dale Munroe accessed more than 763,000 records for patients treated at various Florida

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An Audible Data Privacy Breach

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RI labor dept. warns of possible privacy breach.

I think about data encryption, physical access controls to servers and such on a regular basis. But there are all kinds of formats via which data gets stored or communicated.  The Rhode Island Department of Labor recently had a data breach involving their call center.  Customers were able to hear conversations on other calls.  The department estimates fewer than 700 pe

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