Aetna Pays $935,000 Fine for California HIV Status Breach

Aetna, a Connecticut-based health insurer, has agreed to pay the California Attorney General $935,000 to resolve a 2017 privacy breach that exposed state residents’ HIV status. California HIPAA violations have been increasingly prosecuted on a state-level resulting in Attorney General fines over the past few years, and this is just the most recent example. The breach occurred on July 28, 2017, when Aetna’s mailing vendor [...]

2021-08-25T13:59:22-04:00March 11th, 2019|

New Bill Seeks to Expand California Data Breach Notification Law

Another California data breach has led state lawmakers to introduce additional laws in regards to HIPAA. California has already introduced some of the toughest data breach notification laws in the United States, and these may soon become even tougher after the new bill is signed into effect. If a California data breach occurs, state law requires that data breach notifications to be issued to consumers. This includes any breach [...]

2021-08-25T13:59:22-04:00March 8th, 2019|