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Though the number of healthcare breaches declined slightly last year, criminal attacks are up 100 percent since 2010, according to a new Ponemon Institute study. The Patient Privacy and Data Security study also suggests one of the key factors in breaches is poor employee privacy protection practices. “The people in the healthcare industry are good people who sometimes do stupid things, and that is the source of a lot of the problems,” said Larry Ponemon, CIPP/US, of the Ponemon Institute, adding, “They’re trying to get their work done; they feel under pressure; they’re in the business of caring for patients, and they don’t want to waste time to do more security or take that extra step to protect privacy,” CNBC reports. Meanwhile, The Seattle Times reports that Skagit County will pay $215,000 in fines stemming from a 2011 healthcare-related breach.
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