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If your organization fails to comply with data privacy laws or breach notification statutes, you (or your company) could be facing some of the following legal penalties:

  • Up to $750,000 in penalties to the company for failure to notify affected individuals
  • Up to $50,000 per violation for consumer health information retained on a hard drive (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA])
  • State privacy statutes provide for private civil actions for instances of non-compliance, including punitive damages and attorneys’ fees
  • Under HIPAA, failure to properly erase consumer health information can carry a minimum prison term of one year
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