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Update On The Health Net Breach

The Arizona Attorney General acted first after 1.5 million consumer records were exposed or stolen during this data breach. Earlier this week, the Hartford Business Journal reported:

"Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says a missing disk containing confidential data on almost 450,000 Health Net patients in Connecticut may have been stolen, rather than lost. Blumenthal said today he is notifying federal criminal investigators, asking that they take a closer look into the matter... Blumenthal said Health Net lost the information in May, but never informed consumers, the police or his office about the loss of information. He said the six-month delay in giving notice to consumers and the state could be a violation of the law. Meanwhile, Blumenthal also is probing Health Net's proposed deal to sell its northeastern licensed subsidiaries..."

While the breach has been bad news for consumers, these actions by local government are good news for consumers and breach victims. I wish Connecticut Attorney General Blumenthal continued success.


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