MD Anderson Cancer Center Fined $4.3 M For Data Breach

June 19, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

An administrative judge fined The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center $4.3 million Monday. The fine is for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Judge Steven Kessel with U.S. Health and Human Services fined the Houston cancer center for losing more than 33,000 patients health records in 2012 and 2013. At $4.3 million, it is the fourth largest penalty awarded to the HSS Office of Civil Rights.

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