Victims Suing for $40M; Other Breaches Announced
DATA LOSS—CANADA & U.S.May 14, 2013
Montfort Hospital patients whose personal information was lost have filed a $40 million lawsuit, Toronto Sun reports. The breach involved the loss of a USB stick containing data on 25,000 patients back in November. Although it was eventually recovered, plaintiffs are accusing the hospital of “breach of contract, negligence, breach of privacy and violating its own bylaws and the Personal Health Information and Protection Act” in connection with the loss of the memory stick, the report states. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Indiana University Health has notified 10,300 patients of a health data breach; Presbyterian Anesthesia reports a data breach affecting nearly 10,000, and Memphis Regional Medical Center has reported a breach involving three e-mails.