HITECH Collides With Political Ambition…Already

God Bless America! This was predictable but the greed of politics just took it to warp speed!

I knew this would happen but just not this soon. Richard Blumenthal, the Conencticut Attorney General has filed suit agains Health Net in his state for a HITECH breach on over 445,000 records.

Blumenthal who had been set to run against Joe Lieberman now is running to replace Chris Dodd and amazingly a 6 month++ old breach has been brought to the fore.

This is the first state action since the HITECH law authorized AG’s to be able to act in their states.

Imagine if you or your clients ever got caught in the political crossfire for not using encrypted data or simplybeing audited and willfully  not following the law?

The blogosphere has grabbed this as well and it is going viral very quickly!!!

Of course Twitter has it as well going crazy as we speak – http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=richard+blumenthal

Who said that Employee Benefits wasn’t a contact sport!!

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