On March 25, 2022, SuperCare Health (“SuperCare”) reported a security incident that potentially affected personal patient information. From July 23 to 27, 2021, an unknown party gained access to certain systems on the SuperCare network. The company investigated and determined on February 4, 2022 that some consumer information was potentially affected.
Nearly 2 months later, on March 25, 2022, the company’s Data Breach Notice was reported on the California Attorney General’s Office data breach webpage. Finished 318,000 people they were affected.
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SuperCare Health Data Breach
Medical information potentially accessed
Personal information that may have been acquired includes:
AND one or more of the following:
- Birthday date
- Medical Group
- Patient account number
- Medical history number
- Health insurance information
- Test/Diagnostic/Treatment Information
- Other health-related information
- claim information
And, for a subset of individuals:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
SuperCare offers one year of free identity protection services through IDX. Please note that, according to the Notice, the deadline to register is June 25, 2022.
The full text of SuperCare’s Data Breach Notice can be found here.
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Special California Laws Protect You
If you are a California resident and received a recent SuperCare Data Breach Notice, you you may be entitled to between $100 and $1,000 or your actual damages, whichever is greater. Participants in Data Breach Lawsuits Can Recover Damages, injunctive relief (to make sure the company has reasonable security practices to protect consumer data from a new breach), and anything else the court deems necessary to compensate victims of the data breach and prevent them from damage occurs again.
California has laws that specifically protect your personal information.
- The California Customer Records Law requires companies to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to protect consumer personal information.
- The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) contains many protections for the personal information of California residents.
- The California Privacy of Medical Information Act (CMIA) requires all health care providers and health care service plans that maintain health information to do so in a manner that preserves your confidentiality.
If certain types of personal information, such as Social Security numbers and names, are left unencrypted and are accessed, stolen, or hacked because a business failed in its obligation to implement and maintain reasonable security, a resident of Affected California can sue to protect its rights under CCPA and CCRA. Medical information is also covered by the CMIA.
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As electronic personal data is not degraded, one year of identity theft services offered by SuperCare may not be enough
Identity theft is on the rise. In 2018, approximately 23 million people in the United States reported that they had been victims of identity theft during the previous year. By 2021, there were more than 50 million personal records compromised across the country; with the T-Mobile data breach alone that affected 6 million consumers. Even Equifax and Experian, which are in the business of offering credit monitoring services, have experienced massive data breaches affecting more than 150 million people.
Cybercrime presents an attractive target for hackers: data can be bought and sold anonymously, and the going rate for personal records is low (less than $20 per record, depending on the type of information according to the Index). of the Dark Web of Privacy Issues of 2021). Medical records and health insurance information are even more valuable, potentially providing access to expensive medical care along with other forms of identity theft. Thieves can choose to wait years to cash in on compromised personal data. The longer cyber thieves go undetected, the more they profit from their illegal activities.
Law enforcement is often unable to crack the sophisticated encryption that hides these illicit activities. The FBI’s Internet Crime Compliance Center received nearly 800,000 complaints in 2020. This leaves victims of identity theft to fix their misused credit scores, health insurance, and social security numbers.
Not all data breaches will lead to identity theft. But once you know your data has been disclosed, it’s reasonable to worry that your data will be used to cause you significant financial loss. Compromised data also increases the risk of hacking, phishing, and increased anxiety about future loss and identity theft.
It’s worth remembering that “dark web” monitoring can sometimes tell you if your information is being offered for sale to cyberthieves, but it can’t actually prevent that information from being sold.
You have important legal rights under the California CCPA
When companies choose to collect and retain personal data about California customers or visitors to their websites, under California law They assume the obligation to protect that information and keep it safe from hackers, thieves and other criminals.
The CCPA is the most comprehensive state privacy law in the country. It also provides consumers with other important rights. These include:
- The right to see a copy of the personal data that a company has collected about you, free of charge.
- The right to find out why a company has collected your personal information, what it has shared (by category), from whom it was collected (by type of source), and with whom it shared your data (by category).
- The right to have your personal information removed from any company that has collected it directly from you.
- The right to know if your data is being sold.
- The right to opt out of the sale of your data without being discriminated against.
We can help you exercise your CCPA rights
Each case is unique. Even where your data was part of a breach, despite the provisions of the CCPA, you may not be awarded compensation.
Experienced data breach and class action attorneys can help you exercise your rights, evaluate your options, and decide if you are entitled to compensation under the CCPA. There are no out-of-pocket costs to you as we only get paid if we prevail.
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 Source: E. Harrell, Identity Theft Victims, 2018. US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2021.
April Strauss, Esq.
April M. Strauss, JD, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, is an attorney with thirty years of litigation experience, focusing on consumer class action and data privacy.