Cyberattacks and data breaches have been up to across the board since COVID-19 drove our lives increasingly online. But when it comes to the unauthorized disclosure of personal information, the healthcare industry is in a class of its own.
Over the last decade-plus, the healthcare sector has experienced more data breaches than any other sector. This trend has only accelerated in recent years, with healthcare data breaches rising more than 25% last year.
Digital healthcare is promoted as facilitating patient care and providing more cost-effective services. However, vulnerabilities in digital health systems allow bad actors to breach cyber defenses and gain access to sensitive patient data. You don’t have much control over your health data once it is in the system. You do have control over what happens after a healthcare data breach. If your health records were compromised, contact the award-winning data privacy attorneys at Morgan & Morgan.