Massachusetts health data breaches have impacted more than 980K people

More than 200 healthcare data breaches have impacted roughly 980,000 people in Massachusetts over the past four years, according to a new report from the state's Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, the Boston Globe reports. The report examines the trend of data breaches--most of which were due to electronic information improperly encrypted--in other industries as well; for instance, the financial services industry was found to have the highest volume of breaches (955), which impacted just over 900,000 people. Overall, 3.2 million people in the state have had their data stolen over the past four years, according to the Globe. Article

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