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State Questions Breach Notification Timeline

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

March 29, 2011

Regulators in Oregon are questioning the time it took for Health Net to notify them of a breach that involved consumers in that state, The Oregonian reports. Although nine servers containing personal information have been unaccounted for since January, a spokesperson for the Oregon Department of Community and Business Services, which oversees the state's insurance division, has said, "Even though they let us know in February that there was some sort of breach, we weren't privy to any details that Oregonians were involved." A Health Net spokesperson, meanwhile, has said it took time for the company to extract information from backup servers to determine what was missing.
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