US Healthcare Data Breach Statistics

Privacy Affairs

Joe Robinson

Healthcare data breaches increased by 2733% between 2009 and 2019 in the United States. The alarming frequency of such attacks has resulted in the majority of Americans’ healthcare data being exposed.

The origins of healthcare data breaches range from disgruntled employees to state sponsored hackers. On many occasions, the data ends up for sale on the dark web.

We studied data from a range of reputable sources to find out just how bad the situation is for healthcare data privacy in the USA, and whether things are likely to get better or worse in the coming years.

Among many worrying insights, we found between 2009 and 2019:

3,054 data breaches of healthcare records

230,954,151 healthcare records...

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