California courts: Sutter Health not liable in $4.25 billion data breach case

In a development sure to draw attention, the California Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the $4.25 billion case against Sutter Health arising from an October 2011 data breach.  A password-protected computer full of unencrypted data, stolen from one of Sutter Health’s Sacramento locations, contained records for 4.24 million patients.  In July 2014, thirteen coordinated lawsuits in the case were dismissed by an appeals court.  According to the appeals court, the case was dismissed because there is no evidence the stolen data has been used.

See Sacramento Business Journal (California) article at “California Supreme Court declines to review Sutter data-breach case”

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