CVS settles with FTC and HHS Civil Rights office for $2.25 million.

Workers at the drugstore chain were dumping personal medical data into unsecured trash bins, a violation of the privacy requirements in HIPAA.

The HIPAA privacy rule also applies to electronic storage devices like USB flash drives.  The rule states that portable devices should be password-protected and use encryption technology.

Written by Kanguru — October 31, 2012

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