Oregon Supreme Court Decision Shows How Rapid Response to Data Breach Can Pay Off in Ensuing Litigation

By Ronald G. London

Check out our new advisory, in which Doug Ross and Greg Chaimov explain how taking prompt and effective action to protect patients after a data breach paid big dividends in the Oregon Supreme Court, which affirmed dismissal of a class action against Providence Health & Services-Oregon.  The case is significant in that it shows a prompt and substantial response to such data theft can play a vital role in prevailing in ensuing litigation, especially given that, when the data theft occurred, Oregon had no law governing how a custodian of records like Providence should respond.  That Providence responded quickly to contact its patients and arrange for credit protection was a key factor in the outcome.  Read more here.

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