Two Data Security Breaches Give State Attorneys General a Chance to Exercise Their New HIPAA Powers

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) has emerged as possibly the first AG to take on a HIPAA investigation, and Arizona’s AG may also be pursuing a similar course. The larger of the two breaches that have come to the AGs’ attention was experienced by Health Net, Inc., which lost a portable external hard drive containing seven years of data for 446,000 Connecticut residents. The lost data came from 1.5 million individuals in total, who also hailed from New Jersey and New York.

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