Theft

Some Cub Pharmacies in Minnesota report breaches due to looters

Cub Pharmacies is the fourth chain I’ve seen that is reporting some theft of protected health information related to looters during protests in May.  But when you read the descriptions of these events — these not just protesters protesting. These people intentionally stole patient data and records.  For what political protest purpose?  None that...

Ca: Health records found at Fort Simpson dump may have been stolen: report

Katherine Barton reports a long-awaited update to a 2018 incident where the investigation was delayed due to backlog: The Northwest Territories’ privacy commissioner’s investigation into medical records allegedly recovered at the Fort Simpson landfill in 2018 point to someone stealing the files from a health and social services building in the community. CBC North...

Lifespan Pays $1,040,000 to OCR to Settle Unencrypted Stolen Laptop Breach

In April, 2017, Lifespan issued a statement disclosing a stolen laptop incident involving unencrypted protected health information.  In at least two places in their statement they claim that they are committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of patient data. Today, OCR announced a settlement with Lifespan in which Lifespan is to pay more...