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Breach Victim To File Complaints with Federal Agencies

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 18, 2012

A University of Utah health law professor is filing complaints with two federal agencies following the recent Utah Department of Health breach. Prof. Leslie Francis learned her name and Social Security number were exposed in the breach and decided to investigate. As a result, Francis will file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights alleging hopsital owner IASIS Healthcare does not contain "sufficient detail" about its handling of patient data, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Meanwhile, the Utah Hospital Association is writing a "clearer, bolder" uniform privacy notice for the state's hospitals and clinics, a spokesman said.
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