Attorney General of the State of Connecticut vs...Health Net of Connecticut Inc.....

Lawsuit alleging HIPAA security violations On Jan. 13, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed a lawsuit against Health Net of Connecticut Inc. in a case involving the loss of a portable disk drive holding records for about 446,000 enrollees. The company failed to promptly notify state officials or the individuals affected when the hard drive disappeared from an office in Shelton, Conn., on May 14, 2009, the lawsuit alleges. The drive contained 28 million scanned, unencrypted pages of documents, such as claims and membership forms, appeals, grievances and medical records. These included names, addresses, bank account numbers and Social Security numbers, according to the lawsuit.

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