5 Recent Data Breaches Caused by Employees

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The following data breaches caused by the negligence of current and former employees were reported in the last 30 days, beginning with the most recent.

1. Data Breach at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital
La Palma (Calif.) Intercommunity Hospital notified patients their medical records and personal information were illegally viewed by a former employee of the hospital.

2. Marian Regional Medical Center Experiences Data Breach
Santa Maria, Calif.-based Marian Regional Medical Center, part of San Francisco-based Dignity Health, notified patients their personal health information had been compromised when an electronic file containing patients' information was sent by a hospital employee to the wrong insurance provider.

3. Palo Verde Hospital Warns Patients of Data Breach 
Blythe, Calif.-based Palo Verde Hospital notified patients of a data breach that occurred when former administrators of the hospital obtained documents containing patients' health information.

4. Detroit Medical Center Notifies Patients of Data Breach
Detroit Medical Center Harper University Hospital notified 1,087 patients their personal and health information was found with a hospital employee during an identity theft investigation.

5. St. Joseph Health Data Breach Affects 11,800 Patients
Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health notified patients of a data breach that occurred when an employee mistakenly released their private information to an investment firm working on a business proposal for the health system.

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