UnityPoint Health in West Des Moines, Iowa, could face a class-action lawsuit over a recent data breach that affected 1.4 million patients, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. This would mark the second class-action lawsuit against the system since May. The first complaint involved an email phishing attack, which compromised 16,429 patients’ protected health information in February. It alleged UnityPoint Health failed to notify patients in a timely matter and falsely told affected patients no Social Security numbers were compromised. The attorney who filed that suit is investigating whether the most recent breach would warrant a separate action.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Beckers Hospital Review