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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

South Shore Hospital to pay $750,000 to settle data breach charges

By Hiawatha Bray
The Boston Globe
Originally published on May 25, 2012

It will cost South Shore Hospital in Weymouth $750,000 to settle charges related to a 2010 data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 800,000 people.

The settlement, approved Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court, included a civil penalty of $250,000 and $225,000 for a fund to be used by the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to promote education on the protection of personal data. South Shore Hospital was also credited for $275,000 it spent on security measures following the breach.

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