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Medical Review Institute of America Dodges Data Breach Claims

June 24, 2022, 7:01 PM

Medical Review Institute of America escaped claims that it was negligent in securing customer’s personal health data, as a federal judge ruled that the plaintiff lacks standing to bring the breach suit.

Albert Patterson claimed that Medical Review Institute, which reviews healthcare services, was hacked, causing his personal health information and personally identifiable information to be compromised.

But Judge Maxine M. Chesney of the US District Court for the Northern District of California agreed with the institute that Patterson didn’t have Article III standing to bring his claims, as the plaintiff didn’t actually suffer any injury from the breach. Patterson ...