Stolen USB Drive Leads to $2.2 Million HIPAA Breach Penalty

“An insurance underwriter paid a $2.2 million HIPAA breach settlement after a USB drive containing the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of more than 2,200 people was stolen from its IT department, federal authorities announced today.

As part of the Jan. 11 agreement, MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico (MAPFRE) also entered into a corrective action plan with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR).”

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Author: Aldrin Brown