More info on the Brown University incident report

The Brown University breach, which I had just included in another blog entry this morning, now has some additional details available. Julia Kim of The Brown Daily Herald reports that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island accidentally sent paper records of more than 500 Brown employees and their family members to another subscriber company and its agent.

Within 24 hours, both the companies received the records and, upon recognizing the mistake, destroyed the records and notified Blue Cross Blue Shield, which subsequently notified Brown, he added.

There was no health or Social Security information in the sent report, Sherry said. It only included names, Blue Cross subscriber numbers and “charges during the period.”

Read more on The Brown Daily Herald.

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