The data breach phenomenon has been plaguing the US healthcare sector for more than a decade, with a 2,733% increase between 2009 and 2019, according to a PrivacyAffairs study.
Through analysis of reported healthcare data breaches over the past decade, researchers have revealed some alarming statistics:
- 3,054 data breaches were disclosed between 2009-2019
- 230,954,151 healthcare records have been lost, stolen or exposed
- Healthcare data breaches have impacted 70% of US citizens