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90 percent of all industries suffer medical data breaches

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    A surprising 90 per cent of all industries experience breaches leading to stolen medical records, proving patient data theft is an issue that stems beyond the health sector, a new report said.

    The Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ inaugural Protect Health Information (PHI) Data Breach Report found more than 392 million medical records were disclosed during 1,931 data breaches over the past 20 years across many market sectors and businesses worldwide. The oldest report is from 1994 but most incidents occurred between 2004 and 2014, the company said.

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    Industries that suffered such breaches included agriculture, manufacturing, retail, finance, education and public services, the report found.

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