The New Jersey Assembly on December 15 unanimously approved, by a vote of 75-0, a bill designed to better protect consumers from identify theft.  Bill A3146, if approved by the Senate, would expand the state’s law to include disclosure of a breach of security of online accounts.

Per the Identity Theft Resource Center, between

This recent Michigan case makes clear that when handling protected health information, HIPAA is not the only game in town. Health care providers also must consider state law protections which, as this and other courts have held, will trump HIPAA when the state laws are more protective.
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