[ Monday, August 22, 2011 ]


Lost Thumb Drive Results in 500 Breach Notifications: St. Francis Hospital in Delaware misplaced a flash drive that had names of mothers who participated in a prenatal program 10 years ago. No social security numbers were involved, and it doesn't sound like particularly revealing information; also, the flash drive was recovered, apparently with the data intact. I don't know all the information, but I suspect many providers would've concluded after their risk analysis that there was no substantial risk of harm, and therefore no breach. But St. Francis sent out notifications.

Jeff [10:06 PM]

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