July 2020 Healthcare Data Breach Report

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

July saw a major fall in the number of reported data breaches of 500 or more healthcare records, dropping below the 12-month average of 39.83 breaches per month. There was a 30.8% month-over-month fall in reported data breaches, dropping from 52 incidents in June to 36 in July; however, the number of breached records increased 26.3%, indicating the severity of some of the month’s data breaches.

1,322,211 healthcare records were exposed, stolen, or impermissibly disclosed in July’s reported breaches. The average breach size was 36,728 records and the median breach size was 6,537 records.

Largest Healthcare Data Breaches Reported in July 2020

14 healthcare data breaches of 10,000 or more records were reported in July...

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