Rapid and proper response to data breach fundamental to defending against $75M lawsuit, in Oregon

In Oregon, the courts have upheld an important ruling related to a business that was breached, and responded by rapidly and proactively tackling the impacts to the business itself and the consumers put at risk.  This resulted in winning a $75 million civil law suit.  Below is a quick overview and straight link to the details.  Highly applicable to all data breaches, and specifically for sensitive data (such as PCI data):

The Oregon Supreme Court last week affirmed the dismissal of a class action lawsuit against Providence Health & Services-Oregon arising out of the theft of patient data on backup media that were stolen from an employee’s car in late 2005.

The case underscores the importance of taking prompt and effective action to protect patients after a data breach. The Supreme Court noted approvingly the substantial—and costly—steps Providence took to protect its patients in the wake of the theft.

See the full write up here “Rapid Response to data breach pays off

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s