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[Dataloss] Hospitals in Hong Kong lose data on 3, 000 patients in thefts

From: rchick (rchickeretiolated.org)
Date: Mon May 05 2008 - 08:45:30 CDT


Health News
May 5, 2008, 10:23 GM

Hong Kong - Data on more than 3,000 patients in Hong Kong public
hospitals has been lost through the theft of computer memory sticks,
officials said Monday.

Nine memory sticks have been stolen from five hospitals across the
city of 6.9 million in the past year, the hospital authority's chief
executive Shane Solomon said.

A task force headed by former privacy commissioner Stephen Lau has
been set up to investigate the incidents and find ways of avoiding
repeat occurrences, Solomon announced.

The revelation came weeks after the hospital authority admitted
medical data on almost 700 Hong Kong youngsters with developmental
problems had been lost on a stolen memory stick.
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