Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Privacy Breach by Insider at One Hospital Affects 2,864

Recent breaches of patient privacy by insiders are affecting larger numbers of people, here is another example.

An employee of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in California may have breached the private information of 2,864 patients, including their name, sex, date of birth, home address, phone number, account number, insurance information and the reason for admission.

"The hospital notified 2,864 patients of the breach of information, which included name, sex, date of birth, home address, phone number, account number, insurance information and the reason for admission." - Press Telegram
The breach has been going on for almost a year and it is unclear how the breach was discovered. The hospital is referring inquiries about the employee who breached the information to the Long Beach police department, who are investigating the case.

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Sources:
(a) Patient data may have been breached at Long Beach hospital - www.presstelegram.com, 07/12/2013

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