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List of Reported Breaches Affecting 500 or More Individuals is Now Available on HHS’ Website

Today as the HHS Office of Civil Rights begins to enforce the federal health data breach notification rule, the agency publicly posted the list of reported breaches affecting 500 or more individuals. The list is available on the  HHS’ website and includes the following information:

  • the entity’s name
  • state
  • approximate number of affected individuals
  • date of breach
  • type of breach (e.g. theft, misdirected e-mail)
  • location of information at time of breach (e.g. desktop computer, laptop, paper, mailing).