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Class-Action on Breach Fails To Move Forward

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

January 10, 2012

A class-action lawsuit filed in December after a breach involving the personal information of 16,000 UCLA Health System patients has failed to move forward, The Daily Bruin reports. Legal representation for the University of California Board of Regents has not responded since the complaint was filed, the report states. The suit alleges that the board violated California's Confidentiality of Medical Information Act by not protecting patient information and allows for $1,000 in damages per occurrence to each patient. The breach involved the burglary of a hard drive at a physician's home, which resulted in the loss of patient names, birth dates, addresses and medical record numbers.
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