Med-Data Lawsuit – Data Breach of Medical Information
Consumer Protection Attorneys in California
On December 10, 2020, an independent journalist informed Med-Data that some data related to its business had been uploaded to a public-facing website.
On December 14, 2020, the journalist provided a link to the data, and Med-Data immediately launched an internal investigation to validate the journalist’s claim and discovered that a former employee had saved files to personal folders they created on the website sometime between December 2018 and September 2019 while employed with Med-Data.
Who is Med-Data?
Med-Data provides revenue cycle services to hospitals, healthcare systems and their patients, including solutions for Medicaid eligibility, third-party liability, workers’ compensation, and patient billing.
While identity thieves are becoming more sophisticated at breaking through the data protection of businesses, it is the company’s responsibility to provide the highest level of security for their consumers. This is especially true when medical information is involved. Medical information of the type lost here, is given special protection under California law.
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What Information Was Involved?
Med-Data hired cybersecurity specialists to assist in the review of the files to determine what information may have been included. Further review confirmed that the files may have contained protected health information (“PHI”) for patients whose information may have been processed by Med-Data.
The cybersecurity specialists conducted an in-depth review of the files to identify PHI and extract the contact information of potentially affected individuals.
On February 5, 2021, the cybersecurity specialists provided a list of individuals whose PHI was impacted by the incident.
A review of the impacted files revealed that they contained individuals’ names, in combination with one or more of the following data elements:
- Date of birth
- Date of service
- Provider name
- Physical address
- Claim information
- Social security number
- Medical procedure codes
- Health insurance policy number
- Subscriber ID (subscriber IDs may be Social Security numbers)
Med-Data Lawsuit – Contact Our California Data Breach Lawyers
Have you received notice that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident? If so, you may be entitled to damages or other remedies.
Every day, insurance companies and health care providers lose protected medical information through careless acts, such as emailing third parties’ medical information or sending your personal information to third parties without any encryption or protection.
Our attorneys at Potter Handy, LLP have been instrumental in protecting privacy rights.