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Breach Roundup; Supreme Court Upholds Strict Harm Requirements

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 1, 2013

Oregon Health and Science University has sent data breach notification letters to 4,022 patients following the theft of a surgeon’s unencrypted laptop, HealthITSecurity reports. The University of Mississippi Medical Center reports a password-protected laptop containing personal information on adult patients has gone missing, and Utah’s Granger Medical Clinic has notified patients of a potential breach after 2,600 medical appointment records scheduled to be shredded went missing. Meanwhile, Wilson Elser attorneys report on the recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld requirements for plaintiffs to prove harm that is “certainly impending” in order to have standing to sue in privacy cases.
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