Anthem Hack – Consumer Watchdog Bite Back – Carmen Balber

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Can you believe the personal records of 80 million Americans were breached in the data hack health insurance company Anthem revealed last week?

In the latest installment of our new short video segment, “Bite Back,”  we take on the Anthem hack and another less-publicized case when Anthem placed millions more medical records at risk.

The information gained by the hackers – including social security numbers and birth dates – are an identity thief’s dream, and the massive breach makes clear that any record can be at risk when companies fail to take security seriously.  

That's why we have such a problem with a new medical record database Anthem started with Blue Shield in California, where it began sharing all its customer records but didn't give consumers the right to view, correct or delete their data. To Opt-Out of that database, Cal INDEX, click the link here:

Stay tuned for more Consumer Watchdog Bite Back! If you have an issue you want us to take on, leave us a comment below. Remember to rate and subscribe to our channel to keep up to date on current news and events.

Carmen Balber
Carmen Balber
Consumer Watchdog executive director Carmen Balber has been with the organization for nearly two decades. She spent four years directing the group’s Washington, D.C. office where she advocated for key health insurance market reforms that were ultimately enacted into law as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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