Celebrities’ Health Information Compromised by Sony Hacking

December 16, 2014Articles Above The Law

Fox Rothschild partner Scott Vernick recently appeared as a guest on the Willis Report to discuss the fallout of the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Click here to view the segment. Celebrities’ individually identifiable health information, some of which appears to be protected health information (“PHI”) under HIPAA, was among the sensitive personal data hacked into. According to one report, a file was accessed that contains a list of the highest-cost patients covered by Sony Pictures’ health plan.

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