Washington University in St. Louis notifies business partners after laptop with unencrypted PII stolen

Through its lawyers, Washington University in St. Louis notified the Maryland Attorney General’s Office of a breach that occurred on September 12:

On September 13, 2013, our client, Washington University, learned that an unencrypted laptop computer issued to a Washington University employee had been stolen from the Washington, DC office of the Danforth Center for Religion and Politics the night before. Washington University immediately notified the DC Metro Police Department and began a thorough investigation to determine what information may have been stored on the computer. The investigation confirmed that the computer contained information regarding the University’s business partners and included a Maryland resident’s name, address, and Social Security number. To date, the computer has not been located.

You can read their October 11 notification here (pdf).

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