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Lawmakers Not Satisfied with TRICARE Response

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 7, 2012

GovInfoSecurity reports on lawmakers' concerns about security measures at TRICARE in the wake of its September data breach. Legislators including Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to the military health program in December inquiring about TRICARE's ability to protect military personnel's health privacy. The lawmakers say TRICARE's response to that inquiry "fails to address" many of their concerns. "We remain deeply concerned that TRICARE is not adequately safeguarding this sensitive information," a recent letter says, calling on TRICARE to implement "meaningful reforms." A spokesman said TRICARE will brief members of Congress this month, the report states.
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