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Criminal sanctions for HIPAA violations increasing

Based on new analysis by Matthew Fisher over at Health Data Management, the number of criminal penalties for HIPAA violations has been increasing.

A few highlights include:

  • About a third of breeches come from outside (hacking)
  • About 40% come from inside (unauthorized sharing/access/disclosure)

Fisher provides a good refresher on what the laws are regarding sanctions, and also walks through a few helpful recent examples of convictions.

Check out the full article here.

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