News Briefs: Kaiser Reports Data Breach Affecting 1.34M

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. is notifying millions of current and former customers that their information may have been shared with third parties included Google, Microsoft and the social medial platform X. Kaiser reported the breach to the HHS Office for Civil Rights on April 12, according to an OCR filing, which stated that the number of individuals affected was 1.34 million. In a statement to the news outlet TechCrunch, Kaiser said that “certain online technologies, previously installed on its websites and mobile applications, may have transmitted personal information to third-party vendors.” Compromised data includes member names and IP addresses, as well as information about how members “interacted with and navigated through the [Kaiser Permanente] website and mobile applications, and search terms used in the health encyclopedia,” according to the article.

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