Indiana Attorney General Gregory Zoeller has filed a lawsuit against health insurer WellPoint Inc., alleging the company did not notify 32,051 affected consumers in the state of a breach of their protected health information in a timely manner.

While the HITECH Act gave state attorneys general authority to enforce HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules, the Indiana action is being taken under authority of a state law requiring disclosure of data breaches "without unreasonable delay."

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