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HIPAA was notable for NOT providing a “private right of action”– individuals can’t start a lawsuit against a perp under the HIPAA laws, only the government can. Googling “report a HIPAA violation” gets you to the HHS mechanism for letting the government know about a HIPAA concern. The gummint lawyers decide whether to proceed or not. That being said, people can always sue people, as a tort under common law. Part of the mechanism in that kind of proceeding is both establishing 1) that the defendant had a duty to the complaining party, and 2) that the defendant breeched that… Read more »