Exposure

(Update) ND: Stolen laptop contained donors’ financial data

The Post and Courier provides some more information about a University of North Dakota breach that was originally reported in October 2008. John McDermott and the AP report: A computer that was swiped from a car in Charleston last year contained personal financial information on 84,000 University of North Dakota donors, it was disclosed...

NZ: Breach confirms TestSafe privacy fears

Jodi Yeats of New Zealand Doctor Online reports: A data breach in Auckland’s controversial regional lab tests repository has confirmed health sector fears about regional databases. A phone call from a patient in late May alerted Auckland regional DHBs to privacy breaches in Auckland’s controversial regional community laboratory results repository, TestSafe, affecting 150 patients....

IN: Pharmacy pays fine for jeopardizing patient information

In 2006, WTHR in Indianapolis ran a series of investigative reports on how local pharmacies were trashing sensitive prescription information. Their series resulted in legislative and state investigations and rightfully earned them a Peabody Award for the series. But the impact of their series is still being felt. Today, they report that Low Cost...

OH: Dining Services faces security debacle

Everdeen Mason of Ohio State University’s student paper, The Lantern, reports: It’s been a rough end of the term for Ohio State Dining Services. The director of Dining Services, Thomas Stevenson, has resigned from his position, and 350 student employees had their social security numbers accidentally leaked in an e-mail. “There is absolutely no...