Unsecure Flash Drive leads to Kaiser Class Action Suit

Kaiser Permanente is staring at a class action lawsuit resulting from the theft of an unsecure flash drive containing the personal and confidential information of 49,000 patients. The documents were stolen late last November from the Orange County Kaiser Anaheim Medical Center, and the plaintiffs in the lawsuit are claiming that they had a reasonable expectation of privacy that was violated due to Kaiser storing patient data on an unsecured portable device. The lawsuit seeks damages of $1,000 per class participant, along with punitive damages, interest, and attorney’s fees.

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