Ca: Three stolen laptops with patient info recovered

The following report by CBC concerns a breach in New Brunswick, Canada previously reported on this blog:

Police have recovered three of the five laptop computers stolen from a Woodstock, N.B., medical clinic two weeks ago. The recovered property includes a computer that contained the names and medicare numbers of patients of Dr. Frances Alborg.


The patient information was password protected. Investigators do not believe it was accessed.

Another computer that was recovered belonged to a private healthcare company called Bayshore Home Health. Police say all of the information it contained was encrypted


It’s pretty unusual to recover laptops like this, but if new Medicare numbers have already been issued, etc., then the breach still has some costs associated with it. I bet Bayshore Home Health was relieved that their data were encrypted.

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