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Beth Israel fined $100,000 for patient data breach


Boston Globe - (Massachusetts) A settlement between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Massachusetts's attorney general's office was reached November 21 to settle claims that the medical center's lax data security led to the theft of a physician's unattended and unencrypted laptop in May 2012 which housed the personal and health information of 3,796 patients and Beth Israel employees. The medical center will pay $100,000 to settle the complaint.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:33