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[Dataloss] Lost BlackBerry had patient data

From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Wed May 06 2009 - 02:01:34 CDT

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South Shore Bureau
The Chronicle Herald
May 5, 2009

BRIDGEWATER -- The provincial Health Department is phoning dozens of
continuing care clients after an employee based in Bridgewater lost her
BlackBerry, which contains their private medical information.

The BlackBerry did not have password protection as required by the Health
Department, said Carolyn Maxwell, acting director of service and business
support for the continuing care division.

"Appropriate (disciplinary) action has taken place," Ms. Maxwell said, but
she would not disclose what that action is.

"That is between the department and the employee."

The department requires employees to put passwords on their BlackBerrys so
that no one can access the information on them when they are not in use.

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