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How to Interpret HHS Guidance on Ransomware as a HIPAA Breach

Until recently, the healthcare industry has been up in arms on whether ransomware infections should be considered reportable Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) breaches. The argument for considering ransomware a HIPAA breach was centered on the fact that covered entities lose control of protected health information (PHI). A counterargument is that ransomware is not known to exfiltrate data outside the network, and hence should not be considered a HIPAA breach....

Jul 25, 2016

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