Nov 132017

Malaysia’s CIMB Group Holdings said some magnetic tapes containing back-up customer data were lost during routine operations, but added that there has been no evidence that any data has been compromised, Reuters reported on Monday.

Malaysia’s second biggest lender said the tapes do not contain any authentication data such as pin numbers, passwords or credit card security numbers.

Read more on The Straits Times.

Nov 042017

Keith Roysdon reports:

A bag of patient information was lost for several days and recovered along McGalliard Road in Muncie, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has announced.

The bag contained billing paperwork for about 1,399 patients, according to the hospital, which is part of the IU Health network.

The bag was lost around Sept. 23 and IU Health learned of it on Sept. 26, the hospital said in an announcement. “It was immediately retrieved by IU Health and secured,” the hospital said Friday.

Read more on The Star Press.

Oct 182017

Rajeev Syal and Denis Campbell report:

The scandal over the biggest ever loss of NHS medical correspondence has deepened with the revelation that a further 162,000 documents went missing, in addition to the 702,000 pieces of paperwork already known to have gone astray.

MPs said they were “dumbstruck” to learn that even more material relating to patients’ health had been mislaid, some of it by NHS Shared Business Services (SBS), the firm co-owned by the government that lost the documents.

Read more on The Guardian.

Ca: Huge potential privacy breach exposes Nunavut’s lax file management

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Sep 262017

Steve Ducharme reports:

Thousands of records containing the private clinical information of Nunavut residents treated at the Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit may have gone missing more than a year ago, but the Department of Health decided not to notify the public about what could be a massive information and privacy breach.

That’s because health officials now say they aren’t sure the files are actually missing.

Read more on Nunatsiaq Online

Missing computer prompts Charlottesville elections office changes

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Sep 142017

Chris Suarez reports:

Charlottesville election officials last week reported that after the June 13 primary, they lost a small computer containing names, personal addresses and assigned polling places of voters in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The information on the computer is pared down from data that is publicly accessible in the city election office.

Officials said there is no risk of voter fraud, but the loss of city property and an apparent failure to properly manage and track the equipment has led to a few changes in the city registrar’s office.

Read more on The Daily Progress.