A Data Breach just Cost The University of Washington Medicine $750,000

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the organization responsible for enforcing HIPAA compliance, has issued a press release saying that The University of Washington Medicine will pay $750,000 in a settlement for a data breach. The breach occurred on November 27, 2013, when an employee downloaded an e-mail attachment that contained malware, which gained access to the e-PHI of roughly 90,000 people.

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