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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