TX: Laptop theft at Parkland Memorial Hospital could imperil employee information

Sherry Jacobson reports:

A laptop computer that may have contained the names, birthdates and Social Security numbers of 9,300 employees of Parkland Memorial Hospital was stolen last week, hospital officials acknowledged Monday.

The laptop, valued at $1,862 and stolen Feb. 3, contained no information related to Parkland patients, the officials stressed. And while it was not certain that employee information was on the laptop, the hospital decided to take extra precautions anyway.

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