Tag Archives: Richard Blumenthal

Gaming Security Breach: “Only on PlayStation?”

On April 26, 2011, Sony disclosed an information security breach of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services that may affect up to 77 million consumers. The disclosure prompted a strongly-worded response from Senator Richard Blumenthal and a class action lawsuit against Sony by a PlayStation user. … Continue Reading

Attorney General Launches New HIPAA Investigation

After becoming the first state attorney general to exercise HITECH Act enforcement authority earlier this year, Connecticut's AG Richard Blumenthal is investigating new allegations of possible HIPAA violations involving hospital patient records. … Continue Reading

Connecticut AG Files First HITECH Act Suit

In a lawsuit he described as “[s]adly . . . historic,” Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal sued Health Net of Connecticut, Inc. for allegedly failing to secure private patient medical records and financial information involving hundreds of thousands of Connecticut enrollees and promptly notify consumers endangered by the security breach.  The case marks the first … Continue Reading

Connecticut Attorney General Investigation Sheds Light on Meaning of “Unreasonable Delay” in Data Breach Context

On November 9, 2009, Connecticut’s Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, announced an investigation of whether Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“BCBS”) violated Connecticut’s data breach notification law by waiting until two months after a data breach had occurred to notify affected Connecticut residents.  The data breach, which Attorney General Blumenthal called “one of the most sizable … Continue Reading