California healthcare provider gets $2 million penalty for leaking 50,000 patient records

California healthcare provider gets $2 million penalty for leaking 50,000 patient records

Not-for-profit Cottage Health System has agreed to pay the state of California $2 million for suffering multiple data breaches between 2013 and 2015. Taking a leaf from the EU’s playbook, the state of California is demanding that the healthcare institution appoint a Chief Privacy Officer – the equivalent of a Data Protection Officer stipulated by European law.

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