FDNY EMS Notifies More Than 10,000 Patients of Possible Data Breach

NBC reports:

More than 10,000 patients whom the FDNY EMS had previously treated and or transported were notified that their personal information may have been compromised after an employee’s personal external hard drive was lost last March, according to officials.

The employee, who was authorized to access the records, uploaded the information onto their personal external device, which was subsequently reported missing, the FDNY said.

The 10,253 patients who were notified this week by mail of the data breach were all treated and or transported by EMS during the period from 2011 to 2018, according to the fire department.

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