$3 Million HIPAA Settlement Reached for Lack of Device Encryption

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a press release on November 5, 2019 discussing a $3 million HIPAA settlement reached with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). URMC filed two separate breach reports in 2013 and 2017, both in reference to unencrypted devices that stored protected health information (PHI). The healthcare breaches stemmed from the loss of an unencrypted flash drive and the theft of an [...]