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Sutter Health privacy lawsuit dismissed
Sacramento Business Journal

A lawsuit against Sutter Health over patient data theft has been dismissed, according to the Sacramento Bee. The suit, which could have cost the Sacramento-based health system more than $4 billion, looked for $1,000 in compensation for each patient.

In late 2011, Sutter disclosed that a desktop computer with personal data from millions of patients had been stolenfrom a Sacramento medical office. At the time, Sutter said the computer was protected with a password, but that stolen records were not encrypted.