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Advocate Publishes 2011 Breach Report

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December 19, 2011

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) has released its 2011 breach tracking report, highlighting what it considers the six most significant breaches of the year. So far this year, the organization has tracked 535 breaches involving 30.4 million records, and according to PRC Director Beth Givens, this represents just a sampling of the total breaches. The PRC list of most significant breaches includes, Sony PlayStation, Epsilon, Sutter Physicians Services and Sutter Medical, Texas Comptroller's Office, Health Net and Tricare Management Activity. "These breaches highlight some important lessons, among them: the need for strict privacy and security policies; the importance of data retention policies, and the need for data to be encrypted," the report states.
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