Another data breach occurred last week. This time, a little closer to home. A more unhealthy side effect if you will. Roper St. Francis, has had an employee email compromised. Adding to the list of data insecurity lately. With this, is your data ever truly safe? The healthcare industry as a whole is never supposed to transfer patient information across email, but when needed per HIPAA law is required to be secured and encrypted. Although Roper St. Francis has informed possible affected individuals and offered credit monitoring, does this truly make you feel safe? The data breaches have a bigger effect on people than a simple public info notice. Why do these companies just get a slap on the wrist? Knowing that the stakes are high for their patients and other people, nothing more happens.
What is your opinion? Should these incidents have a more dramatic consequence or penalty?
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