NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Community Medical Centers, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.
On October 10, 2021, Community Medical Centers experienced a data breach where an unauthorized third party gained access to its network where sensitive patient data was stored. Community Medical Center waited until November 2, 2021 to notify people that their information was accessed.
Community Medical Center is a California-based health care provider with a focus on community members in San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo counties. At time of this posting, 656,047 people were impacted by the breach.
According to Community Medical Center, the following information was affected:
This information is called your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) or Protected Health Information (“PHI”). It tells others about you and is considered part of your identity. Businesses are required to secure this information or risk facing statutory penalties, among other legal penalties. Stolen PII and PHI can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity.
Community Medical Center is offering one year of free identity protection services. The best way to protect yourself after a data breach is to sign up for identity protection services as soon as possible. California offers extra protections and legal rights to its residents through the California Consumer Privacy Act.
NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from Community Medical Center, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.