U.S. Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., are pressing a third-party billing company for information after it was found to be the source of data breaches at Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp that combined to affect the records of nearly 20 million patients, The Hill reports. The two senators drew up a letter to the American Medical Collection Agency asking how the breach occurred and what steps were being taken to ensure data security going forward. “We must ensure that entities with access to patients’ personal, medical, and financial information understand their heightened duty to protect both the patient and their sensitive information, and that your company is taking both immediate and long-term steps to mitigate any harm,” Booker and Menendez wrote. AMCA and Quest are also headed for a legal battle as the North Jersey Record reports a Florida woman has filed a class-action suit.
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