Navy laptop with personal info missing

Liz Nelson reports:

Naval Hospital Pensacola will be notifying thousands of beneficiaries who use its pharmacy services, following the disappearance of a laptop computer August 18 which contains personally identifiable information.

The computer’s database contains a registry of 38,000 pharmacy service customers’ names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth on all patients that used the pharmacy in the last year. It does not contain any personal health information.

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Neither the story nor the hospital’s FAQ (below) indicate whether the data were encrypted or unencrypted. The FAQ indicates that in some cases, spouses’ information and disability ratings may also have been on the laptop.

Related: FAQ on the breach on the hospital’s site (pdf)

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