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County agency reports data breach


Porterville Recorder - (California) ) The Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency reported that a potential breach occurred March 19 when an employee sent an unencrypted email and did not blind copy recipients of the email, potentially exposing the protected health information of 845 patients from the Visalia and Farmersville clinics that use the online Patient Portal. Officials stated that no health information was disclosed but email addresses of affected patients were visible to everyone copied on the email, which prompted the disabling of all impacted Patient Portal accounts.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:56