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Daily Dashboard | Companies Hesitant To Notify, Breach at Idaho Healthcare Firm Related reading: A view from DC: The gossip test for sensitive data


The Washington Post uses the recent cyberattack on JP Morgan to highlight the hesitance of companies to release information about breaches, noting, “weeks, or longer, can pass between when a company learns of a cybercrime and when its customers do.” According to security experts, that time could be crucial to customers trying to protect themselves. Meanwhile, a federal agency is investigating whether Optum Idaho, the company that manages mental-health and substance-abuse patients within Idaho’s Medicaid program, has violated patient-privacy laws. The company reportedly shared patient information with the wrong healthcare providers on multiple occasions, leading to complaints filed with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the Idaho attorney general and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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