Israeli healthcare providers and medical centers are being sued for allegedly selling medical devices that still contained patients’ information, reports law firm Pearl Cohen.
A motion for class action certification was filed with the Tel Aviv District Court, seeking damages amid an alleged data breach involving medical information of tens of thousands of patients of healthcare providers in Israel.
The lawsuit was filed against Israel’s largest and third-largest Health Maintenance Organizations (“Clalit” and “Me’uhedet”, respectively) as well as against two medical centers: Hillel Yaffe and Barzilai. It alleges that the breach was uncovered after a veterinarian who purchased used medical devices discovered that they still stored the medical history of patients.
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