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Breaches of PII and PHI

What is a Breach?

According to the Department of Defense (DoD), a breach of personal information occurs when the information is lost, disclosed to, accessed by, or potentially exposed to unauthorized individuals, or compromised in a way where the subjects of the information are negatively affected.

Breach Reporting

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (Privacy Office) coordinates breach reporting within the Military Health System (MHS). Email us if you have questions about breaches or breach reporting within the MHS.

Guidance tools for breach reporting:

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Guidelines for Reporting Breaches

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11/27/2018

This document outlines the DoD reporting and notification requirements for breaches.

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United States-Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) Reporting Instructional Guidance

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6/18/2015

This document provides instructions for breach reporting to the United States-Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

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Plan of Action and Milestone Template

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6/6/2014

This template is used to track plans of action and milestones regarding potential breaches.

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