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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...

Sensitive data from 8,000 people exposed in privacy breach at BC Pension Corporation after microfiche goes missing during office move.

Skye Ryan reports: A privacy breach of BC Pension Corporation data has left thousands vulnerable to identity theft and those who were impacted wonder why it has taken the corporation two months to notify them. The breach was confirmed Jan. 28 but victims are just learning about the breach now and are being told...