It is remarkable to look at the leakage of supposedly private healthcare information online.
“In 2020, healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were reported at a rate of more than 1.76 per day. 2020 saw 642 large data breaches reported by healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses and business associates of those entities – 25% more than 2019, which was also a record-breaking year.”
Have a look at the full US story here.
In fact, 2020 wasn’t the worst year on record with ‘only’ 29 million records leaked. This was behind 2019 with 41 million and 2015 with a whopping 113 million.