Increased risk, but not actual ID theft, not enough to sustain data breach suits vs Advocate, appeals panel says

By Dana Herra | Aug 10, 2015

The theft of laptop computers from one of Illinois’ largest health care providers may have increased the possibility millions of people whose information was stored on those computers could suffer identity theft. But the mere possibility this may occur is not enough to allow a group of plaintiffs to continue with a lawsuit against Advocate Medical Group over the computer thefts, a state appellate panel has ruled.

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