On February 1, 2017, the HHS OCR announced that the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s) received a $3.2 million HIPAA non-compliance penalty based on its impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (PHI) and non-compliance with multiple HIPAA requirements over many years. Children’s has paid the full civil money penalty of $3.2 million. Children’s is a pediatric hospital in Dallas, Texas.
The latest email account breach impacting more than one billion Yahoo accounts has users all over the world worried about how to protect their digital privacy. What should you do now? News that the struggling internet company was breached back in 2013 — coming on top of a separate hack that exposed some 500 million Yahoo users — should serve as a reminder that everyone’s email and personal information is vulnerable to hacking.