Anthem Pays Record $16 MM HIPAA Fine for Largest U.S. Health Data Breach in History

Anthem, Inc. will pay $16 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to settle violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. This settlement marks the largest ever HIPAA fine, in one of the most extensive health data breaches in history. Almost 79 million patients' electronic protected health information (ePHI) was exposed in the Anthem data [...]