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Kirk Nahra Discusses Cyberattack on Community Health Systems

August 20, 2014

Kirk J. Nahra, chair of Wiley Rein’s Privacy Practice, was quoted yesterday in a Law360 article about this week’s disclosure by Community Health Systems, Inc., that a cyberattack from China had compromised the personal data of 4.5 million patients.  The data breach serves as a warning that the health care industry is not immune from the threat posed by outside hackers, according to the article.

“This is a major event,” Mr. Nahra told Law360.  “I expect we will continue to hear about this one for a while, [and] am curious whether this will be a real eye-opener for the hospital and/or health care industry, much like the Target breach was for retailers.”