Court Says Breach Lawsuit Needs to Prove Harm

Published
  • July 23 2014, 7:44am EDT

Sutter Medical Foundation is at least the third provider organization in California to beat back a class action lawsuit following a data breach by arguing that no harm to affected individuals was established.

The organization potentially faced $4 billion in damages--$1,000 for each of about 4 million affected patients--following the theft of a password-protected but unencrypted computer from its administrative offices in October 2011.

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