Class-Action Lawsuit Targets Johnson & Johnson and IBM after Data Breach

September 26, 2023

Johnson & Johnson and IBM face a proposed class-action lawsuit following a data breach at J&J’s Janssen CarePath patient assistance program. A Florida resident has claimed that the companies failed to adequately protect personal identity and health information according to industry standards or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requirements. Demands for J&J and IBM include compensation, data purging, and enhanced data security measures. IBM reported A data breach earlier this month, with unauthorized access being confirmed but the full scope remaining unclear. The plaintiff, Elaine Malinowski, proposes a class of potentially thousands of patients affected by the breach.

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[Source: Fierce Pharma, September 26th, 2023]

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