Vermont Attorney General’s Office Settles Data Breach Case

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has settled a case that involved a health insurance company’s data breach. The company will need to pay $55,000 to settle.

The Vermont Attorney General’s office says a Connecticut-based health insurance company is ready to pay $55,000 to settle a complaint that it didn’t inform customers that personal information had been lost along with an unencrypted computer hard drive.

The state says the complaint and proposed settlement with Health Net Inc. and Health Net of the Northeast Inc. of Shelton, Conn., were both filed on Friday.

The case arose after the loss of a portable hard drive that contained protected health information, Social Security numbers, and financial information of about 1.5 million people, including 525 Vermonters.

Health Net discovered that the drive was missing on May 14, 2009 but did not start notifying affected Vermont residents until more than six… continue reading

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