Partner Dan Marvin weighs in with Modern Healthcare’s “Threat of identity theft played a role in record Anthem settlement,” published on June 26, 2017 by highlighting the potential greater risk healthcare companies face when it comes to data breaches.

“There’ve been bigger breaches, such as Target, but this one is unique because of the types of the records taken,” said Daniel Marvin, a partner with law firm Morrison Mahoney who specializes in data security and cyber-insurance topics. Almost 80 million records were exposed in the 2015 breach, revealing names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and other information. “The critical and valuable information that most lends itself to identity theft is the type of information that was taken,” he explained. “That’s one of the reasons we’re seeing such a large number in terms of the settlement amount.”

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