Deal leaves money, language on health IT mostly intact

Andrew Noyes reports: The compromise stimulus deal leaves much of each chamber’s proposed funding for health information technology intact, according to an overview circulated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday and a preliminary summary of the compromise that was subject to change. The package would also expand federal privacy and security protections...

JP: Personal data of 4,210 students, teachers lost

An external hard disc containing the personal information of 4,210 people, including students’ academic records and the addresses of graduates and teachers, has been lost from Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School in Kyoto, the school announced Thursday. Believing the disc, which disappeared on Feb. 7, may have been stolen, Ritsumeikan filed a complaint...

Laptop theft from JetDirect Aviation offices leaves thousands at risk

When JetDirect Aviation Holdings, LLC discovered that a laptop had been stolen from the accounting area of its Weymouth Massachusetts location sometime during the evening of February 2 or early morning of February 3, it wasted no time. The data on the laptop affected 1,576 current employees, as well as 651 former employees, and...