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Hearing Scheduled for Sutter Health Breach

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 24, 2012

A hearing will take place in California on September 27 for a class-action lawsuit against Sutter Health over its breach last year exposing data on 4.24 million patients, Sacramento Business Journal reports. The suit claims the company failed to properly protect patient data contained on a password-protected, unencrypted computer that was stolen and that Sutter Health did not notify affected patients in the required time allotment. A decision is pending on whether the 12 suits filed will be certified as a class-action. Lawyers must prove a common thread exists among them.
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