Indian Company causes HIPAA breach

An Indian contractor of a medical transcription company (M2ComSys) is said to have caused a breach of  PHI belonging to 32000 patients of US based Cogent healthcare leading to data breach notification by the US company.

It is stated that the data was stored on Internet without adequate security and landed up in Google search.

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The incident underscores the need for Indian companies to get themselves HIPAA-HITECH compliant as business associates if they have not done so far.

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About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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