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[Dataloss] Canada: 600 B.C. patients' data in stolen laptop (fwd)

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Thu Sep 02 2010 - 18:26:22 CDT


Personal information about more than 600 patients of the Fraser Health
Authority in British Columbia is contained in a laptop stolen from Burnaby
General Hospital.

The laptop, stolen Aug. 21 from the pulmonary function lab, contained such
patient information as names, birth dates and personal health card numbers.

Contrary to hospital policy, the information was not encrypted or protected by
a password, said David Plug, a spokesman for the Fraser Health Authority.

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