Breach Incidents

Greensboro Gynecology Associates breach update

Ryan Seals of the News & Record provides additional details on the stolen backup tape reported on July 15: Police said 47,000 people have been notified that their personal information may have been on a computer tape stolen from a Greensboro medical practice. The tape, which contained the names, addresses and Social Security numbers...

TX: Covenant says three laptops stolen since May

Kristen Hackney-redman of the Avalanche-Journal reports: A total of three laptop computers have been reported stolen from two or more different areas of Covenant hospitals since May, said Gwen Stafford, a Covenant vice president. At least one of the laptops contained personal information, including patient names, dates of births and reasons for being seen,...

TX: Firm settles over data mishandling at Levelland clinic

Logan G. Carver of Avalanche-Journal reports: A national medical company will pay the state of Texas nearly $1 million after reaching a settlement Wednesday with the state Attorney General’s Office over improper discarding of medical records at a Levelland clinic. Select Physical Therapy Texas Limited Partnership and parent company Select Medical Corp. will pay...

NHS trusts lose confidential data

Brian Meechan of BBC reports: More than 150 security breaches at NHS trusts across Wales have led to patient and staff details being put at risk. Among data losses over a three year period, patient details from an entire children’s ward in Wrexham was found on a piece of paper in a puddle. ...

NZ: Privacy breach due to clerical error, board says

Marcus Stickley of The Nelson Mail reports: “Clerical error” was the cause of a botch-up in which four patients had their confidential medical documents posted to another patient, says the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. Nelson woman Elaine Robinson last month received a letter containing medical documents relating to her and her newborn daughter,...