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Monday Morning Privacy 101

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The UCLA Health System has notified more than 16,000 patients of the theft of their PHI during a home invasion of a former employee.  The PHI was contained on an external computer hard drive and although the information was encrypted, the password, which was written on a piece of paper near the hard drive, is also missing.  The stolen information included names, addresses, and health information, however it did not include social security numbers or financial information.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Co-Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.