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Data Breach

Author | Date October 25, 2012

Data Breach: when someone who does not have the authorization to access to protected health information (PHI). There are a few exceptions: if the PHI is shared between two people who are employed at the HIPAA-covered entity and/or business associate, if a person who works at the HIPAA- covered entity and/or business associate accidentally gains access to the PHI, or if the information is obsolete by the time the unauthorized person gains access to it.

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