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Hiding in plain sight: Failure to scrub patient data from digital copiers returned to leasing company results in $1.2 million HIPAA settlement

Posted in Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Litigation, Privacy Regulation

Written by Kevin McGinty We’ve sounded warnings about the lowly copy machine before (here  and here).  The proliferation of digital devices in the workplace means that data security must extend beyond computer networks and laptops.  Seemingly old fashioned equipment, such as copiers, can hide sensitive legally-protected data.  Affinity Health Plan, a New York-based managed care company,… Continue Reading