Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Investigation Reveals Veterans Administration Privacy Breaches
Jaclyn Fitzgerald, Associate editor
Veteran’s Administration (VA) employees or contractors are responsible for 14,215 HIPAA privacy violations at 167 facilities from 2010 to May 31, 2013,according to a recent Pittsburgh Tribune-Review investigation. The violations affected at least 101,018 veterans and 551 VA employees, the newspaper reported.