« Quick links - general business news | Main | Quick links - HIT »

March 24, 2008

Stolen NIH laptop with un-encrypted patient data

From WaPo:

A government laptop computer containing sensitive medical information on 2,500 patients enrolled in a National Institutes of Health study was stolen in February, potentially exposing seven years' worth of clinical trial data, including names, medical diagnoses and details of the patients' heart scans. The information was not encrypted, in violation of the government's data-security policy.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Stolen NIH laptop with un-encrypted patient data :


blog comments powered by Disqus