Lost or Missing

AU: Queensland Health launches investigation after medical files found on busy Brisbane road

Josh Bavas reports: Queensland Health is investigating how a large parcel of patients’ medical documents, earmarked for destruction, were lost on a busy Brisbane road. A staff member came across the files last Thursday on Abbotsford Road in Bowen Hills, kilometres away from their home at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). hey...

Sensitive patient records found on Cork city street

Catherine Shanahan reports: Documents with sensitive patient data identifying children and adults, details of surgical procedures, and reasons for missing appointments have been found on a busy city-centre street in Cork. The highly personalised information relating to patients attending Cork University Hospital (CUH) for plastic surgery was discovered by Luke Field, a Labour Party...

Seattle University laptop containing 2,000 Social Security numbers lost

Asia Fields reports: Seattle University is warning that the names and Social Security numbers of more than 2,000 people could be exposed after a university-issued laptop was lost last month. Files containing information for 2,102 current and former faculty, staff and their dependents are accessible from the unencrypted laptop, which a university employee lost...