Grays Harbor Pediatrics notifies patients after backup device stolen from employee's car

Great thanks to Grays Harbor Pediatrics for getting back to me with answers to some questions I sent them about their substitute notice concerning a stolen backup device.

According to their emailed statement to this site, the backup device was stolen from the employee’s car.  In response to my question as to whether the data were supposed to have been encrypted under their policies, a spokesperson answered that “The backup device was password protected,” which was a somewhat non-responsive answer.

The statement also indicates that police were notified of the theft and that 12,009 patient records were affected.

All patients have been notified of the incident.

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