A significant number of poor (and catastrophic) medical outcomes may have their roots in breached electronic medical systems. Besides immediate jeopardy for the patient when doctors and nurses can’t pull up medical records, there are downstream detrimental effects that might not occur to you.
Maybe you heard about an insurance case in which sides both sides got sanctioned over inadvertent exposure of confidential information by a nonlawyer associate. This story illustrates how electronically stored information (ESI) can get away from you, and has some suggestions for protecting privileged data. Click headline for full story.
If they’re pounded with data breach lawsuits, maybe the business world will start taking security seriously. But the health care sector will have legal jeopardy for a long time. Electronic medical records are in chaos. This produces questionable evidence. Click headline to read more.
A legal mess ensues when an insurance company denies cybercrime coverage because the insured failed to protect the data. And corporate boards are starting to hold CEOs accountable for data breaches. Click headline to read more.
Medical device security is demonstrably lax, and a federal agency is set to create security guidelines based on input from the security-deficient medical field. Click headline to read more.
The “freaky-fast” sandwich shop Jimmy John’s, and Home Depot have both been hit by point-of-purchase system attacks. At minimum, the two companies might be accused of failure to perform due diligence of various kinds. But beneath the surface, there are astonishing details for curious litigators.
Cyrus Farivar was surprised by the detail in his 76-page travel dossier, generated by travel industry software and retained by U.S. Customs and Border Control. A privacy outrage, perhaps, but a valuable eDiscovery source.