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Judge denies Kaiser access to couple’s PCs in patient-files case
Los Angeles Times

In an ongoing legal battle over confidential patient data, a state judge refused to grant Kaiser Permanente access to the personal computers and email account of a couple the healthcare giant hired to store nearly 300,000 hospital files. The ruling Thursday by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Harold Hopp marked a victory for Stephan and Liza Dean, who ran a small document-storage firm in Indio called Sure File Filing Systems. The decision came in a lawsuit Kaiser is pursuing against the Deans over their handling of patient information.

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