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Numbers at a Glance October 2019

Status of all Privacy Rule Complaints and Investigative Resolutions as of October 2019

Final

Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: July 11, 1905

Numbers at a Glance

(As of October 31, 2019)

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Status of All Privacy Rule Complaints - October 2019

Status of All Privacy Rule Complaints - October 2019  
Complaints Remaining Open 3,188 1%
Complaints Resolved 217,735 99%
Total Complaints Received 220,923  

* Referrals to DOJ - 804

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Total Investigated Resolutions - October 2019

Total Investigated Resolutions - October 2019    
Corrective Action Obtained (Change Achieved) 27,400 70%
No Violation 12,006 30%
Total Complaints Investigated 39,406  

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This bar graph shows a comparison of the complaints that OCR has investigated and resolved by calendar year according to the type of closure, and includes a bar reflecting the total closures.  The first bar in the group of three per year represents the complaints closed in which there was no violation, the second in which there was corrective action, and the third reflects the total closures.

 

YEAR

INVESTIGATED: NO VIOLATION

INVESTIGATED: CORRECTIVE ACTION

TOTAL

Partial Year 2003

79

260

339

2004

360

1033

1393

2005

642

1162

1804

2006

897

1574

2471

2007

727

1494

2221

2008

1180

2221

3401

2009

1211

2146

3357

2010

1529

2709

4238

2011

1302

2595

3897

2012

980

3361

4341

2013

994

3470

4464

2014

668

1288

1956

2015

359

730

1089

Numbers at a Glance

(As of October 31, 2019)

Topics on this page:


Status of All Privacy Rule Complaints - October 2019

Status of All Privacy Rule Complaints - October 2019  
Complaints Remaining Open 3,188 1%
Complaints Resolved 217,735 99%
Total Complaints Received 220,923  

* Referrals to DOJ - 804

Back to Top


Total Investigated Resolutions - October 2019

Total Investigated Resolutions - October 2019    
Corrective Action Obtained (Change Achieved) 27,400 70%
No Violation 12,006 30%
Total Complaints Investigated 39,406  

Back to Top


This bar graph shows a comparison of the complaints that OCR has investigated and resolved by calendar year according to the type of closure, and includes a bar reflecting the total closures.  The first bar in the group of three per year represents the complaints closed in which there was no violation, the second in which there was corrective action, and the third reflects the total closures.

 

YEAR

INVESTIGATED: NO VIOLATION

INVESTIGATED: CORRECTIVE ACTION

TOTAL

Partial Year 2003

79

260

339

2004

360

1033

1393

2005

642

1162

1804

2006

897

1574

2471

2007

727

1494

2221

2008

1180

2221

3401

2009

1211

2146

3357

2010

1529

2709

4238

2011

1302

2595

3897

2012

980

3361

4341

2013

994

3470

4464

2014

668

1288

1956

2015

359

730

1089

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