Lost or Missing

UK: Hospital lost patient data disks

The BBC reports: A hospital has lost 100 computer disks containing personal information about patients. North Wales NHS Trust is carrying out a review of its data security following the incident at Glan Clwyd hospital in Denbighshire last month. The disks, which were to be destroyed, are believed to have been disposed of “inadvertently”...

Tape with criminal background checks on 807,000 people missing

The Associated Press is reporting that Information Vaulting Services cannot account for a computer storage tape belonging to the Arkansas Department of Information Systems, The tape reportedly contains data from criminal background checks on 807,000 people conducted over a 12-year period. The Arkansas Times has a copy of the press release issued by DIS.

CO: 150 missing hospital patient records found

All 150 patient records missing for three months from Saint Joseph Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center have been found, according to Exempla Healthcare and FedEx. The documents had been lost by FedEx while being shipped between two third-party groups doing compliance and audit checks to make sure Exempla Healthcare meets complex Medicare requirements. FedEx...

State Reaches Settlement With BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon was directed to immediately notify each affected bank customer by mail and provide 24 months of credit protection for the financial accounts that might be affected by the data breach. In addition, BNY Mellon was presented and complied with numerous subpoenas from the Department of Consumer Protection concerning its actions before...

TN: Metro auditor misplaced juvenile crime victims’ account data

Michael Cass reports: A Metro auditor misplaced a computer flash drive containing the names of more than 500 juvenile crime victims who receive government funds, potentially exposing their account numbers and balances. The victims’ addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers were not compromised, and banks have been alerted to look out for suspicious...