UC San Diego Health Data Breach

2021-09-29 14:01:00
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NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from UC San Diego Health, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

UC San Diego data breachUC San Diego Health recently announced a major data breach, impacting around half a million people. Between December 2, 2020 and April 8, 2021 an unauthorized third party had access to servers where sensitive patient data was stored. UC San Diego Health has been slow in its response to this breach, first notifying patients, students, employees, and community members about the breach on July 27, 2021 and sending individual notices on September 9, 2021.

UC San Diego Health 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.

What Information is Involved? 

According to UC San Diego Health, the following information was affected:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Health insurance information
  • Prescription information
  • Treatment information
  • Government identification number
  • Payment information and security codes
  • Student id numbers
  • Usernames and passwords
  • Email
  • Fax number
  • Laboratory reports
  • Medical diagnosis and conditions

This information is called your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) and 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/PHI can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity.

UC San Diego Health is a California based healthcare provider in San Diego. UC San Diego Health is affiliated with the University of California, serving students and people who do not attend the University of California.

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from UC San Diego Health, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.