FL: Success 4 Kids & Families notifies clients of stolen laptop
Success 4 Kids & Families Notifies Individuals of Possible Data Disclosure
Tampa, FL – On April 5, 2015, Success 4 Kids & Families (“S4KF”) learned that a password-protected laptop computer containing its clients’ limited protected health information had been stolen from the vehicle of one of its employees. S4KF takes the privacy and security of its clients’ records very seriously and is cooperating with law enforcement personnel in their investigation.
As soon as S4KF learned of this event, it began an investigation to determine what information was on the laptop, and hired a computer security company to assist. While the investigation is ongoing, S4KF has determined that files stored on the laptop may have contained clients’ names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, or other limited treatment-related information.
Although the treatment-related information varies by person, examples include dates of service, types of service, gender, age, or the name of their insurance provider. The laptop did not contain client medical health records, which were not stored on the laptop.
Additionally, in an abundance of caution, S4KF is offering at no cost to the individual credit and identity theft monitoring services through IDT911.
S4KF values the privacy and security of its patients’ information, and is taking steps to prevent this type of event from happening again, including encrypting all laptop computers and reviewing its policies and procedures for the secure storage of personal information.
S4KF sincerely regrets any inconvenience or concern that this matter may cause, and remains dedicated to protecting the information of its clients. Individuals who are concerned that their information may have been compromised are encouraged to contact IDT911 at 800-405-6108 for information about steps they can take to protect themselves.
The incident was reported to HHS on May 20th as impacting 506 patients.