Anthem to pay $16 million to OCR in HIPAA settlement

by Larry Emmott on October 30, 2018

in Security

From ADA News:

Anthem has agreed to pay the Office of Civil Rights $16 million dollars to settle potential HIPAA violations after cyberattacks on the company allegedly exposed the electronic protected health information of 79 million people. This is the largest HIPAA settlement in U.S. history, according to a press release from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: Anthem to pay $16 million to OCR in HIPAA settlement

Interesting. Largest fine ever for the largest breach ever. Still the fine amounts to just 20 cents per exposed record. That is VERY low. Most of the reported fines from other cases are for at least $100 per record. At that rate Anthem should have paid 7.9 Billion dollars.

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