HK hospital worker mum on patient data loss till 3 days later

Computerworld Hong Kong reports:

A Queen Elizabeth Hospital staffer lost a USB flash drive holding personal data of 92 patients, information of drug prescriptions, and dispensing related documents on Feb 18, but only reported the case to the hospital three days later.

The missing USB flash drive–without encryption and password protection–belongs to a pharmacy department worker, according to the hospital.

Read more on Computerworld.

A copy of the hospital’s press release, issued February 24, can be found here (pdf).

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