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South Dakota May Become 49th State to Pass a Data Breach Notification Law

Only two states in the United States lack data breach notification statutes, but that may change in 2018. If legislation pending in South Dakota passes, Alabama would be the only state without a data breach notification law. South Dakota Senate Bill No. 62 would create a breach notification requirement for any person or business conducting … Continue Reading

Hospitals Fire 32 Employees for Medical Privacy Breach

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has reported that two hospitals in Anoka County, Minnesota, terminated a combined total of 32 employees for unauthorized access of electronic medical records on May 6, 2011.  The two hospitals, Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minnesota and Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, are both part of the Allina Health System.  In April, the Minnesota Court … Continue Reading