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Insurance Company is Sued After Disclosing HIV Status of its Policyholders

Braxton Padgett Friday, 08 December 2017
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Typically, when people think of a data breach they visualize hackers, servers, firewalls, and the failure of information technology systems. But a data breach can occur without the involvement of high technology. This was recently exemplified by the medical insurance provider Aetna, which sent a mass mailer as part of a class-action settlement that revealed the HIV status of the recipients. Aetna is now facing a series of lawsuits, including a class action lawsuit, for various claims, including ...
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