Information on thousands of UM patients stolen
John Dorschner of the Miami Herald reports:
The confidential information of tens of thousands of University of Miami patients was stolen last month when thieves took a case out of a vehicle used by a private off-site storage company, UM said Thursday morning
” Anyone who has been a patient of a University of Miami physician or visited a UM facility since Jan. 1, 1999, is likely included on the tapes,” the university said in a news release. “The data included names, addresses, Social Security numbers or health information. The university will be notifying by mail the 47,000 patients whose data may have included credit card or other financial information regarding bill payment.”
The information was in a container holding computer back-up tapes. The container was removed from a vehicle in downtown Coral Gables on March 17, the storage company told UM.
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