CA: Data breach reported at Atascadero State Hospital

Paso Robles Daily News reports:

–The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) today announced that a DSH employee with access to Atascadero State Hospital data servers as part of their information technology (IT) job duties improperly accessed approximately 1,415 patient and former patient, and 617 employee names, COVID-19 test results, and health information necessary for tracking COVID-19.

The breach was identified on Feb. 25, 2021, as part of DSH’s annual review of employees’ access rights to data folders pursuant to its information and systems access rights policy and procedure.

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