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Senators demand UnitedHealth own patient data hack

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A pair of senators accuses a major health care firm of not complying with federal law regarding data breaches. The senators demand that the health care giant takes responsibility for notifying patients and health providers about the breach. The Department of Health and Human Services is investigating whether the company is compliant with patient data protection laws. The senators’ letter follows a ransomware attack on a UnitedHealth subsidiary, causing disruptions in medical claims processing and delayed notifications to affected individuals. Congressional pressure is mounting for stricter cybersecurity regulations in the health care sector.