06 Dec First-Ever Joint Cross-State HIPAA Lawsuit Filed by Twelve States
Attorneys general from twelve US states have have filed in Indiana last Monday the first-ever joint cross-state HIPAA lawsuit against a healthcare provider for a data breach last 2015.
The lawsuit accuses the Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) and its subsidiary NoMoreClipboard of failing to take adequate and reasonable measures to ensure the protection of their computer systems.
Hackers had reportedly taken advantage of the lax security and broke into the MIE WebChart web app where they were able to steal the personal details of 3.9 million US citizens who visited 11 healthcare providers and 44 radiology clinics that managed patient data.
The states of Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Wisconsin are taking part in the lawsuit.