Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Police Notify Hospital of Patient Data Theft

A Florida hospital was unaware of the theft of patients' data until law enforcement notified them.

The stolen stole personal information (PII) included patients' name, address, some social security numbers, date of birth, and limited insurance or medical information.

"the [data] thefts occurred in 2012 and 2013 but were not reported to the US Attorney's office until August 2014."

- PHIprivacy.net

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Sources:
(a) Kirkbride Center patient data found in possession of criminal in Florida - www.PHIprivacy.net, 12/15/2014

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