Ca: Theft of laptop from sleep clinic being investigated by Alberta Health Services

From the Lethbridge Herald:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying approximately 5,000 patients after a laptop was stolen from a local clinic.

The laptop, stolen from the Lethbridge Sleep Clinic on Oct. 17,  was not owned by AHS and not connected to any AHS network. The laptop contained a database with the names and addresses of patients, dates of services and types of equipment used by the clinic. The laptop and database were password protected but not encrypted. The laptop did not contain information such as an individual’s Alberta Health Care Number.

Read more on Lethrbridge Herald.

So why is AHS doing the notifications instead of the responsible party/clinic?

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