[ Thursday, November 06, 2008 ]


Baylor Health System suffers data loss: A laptop was stolen from the car of a manager of HealthTexas Provider Network, the physician organization within the Baylor Health Care System. The laptop had names and some medical procedure information (CPT codes) for about 7,500 patients, but the data wasn't comprehensive, and apparently contained social security numbers, so Baylor's offering free credit watch services for the affected patients. I'm sure the data is long gone by now, since I'm sure the "crackhead" rule applies (the thief was a crackhead stealing the laptop to resell as hardware, not trying to steal the data; therefore, the data would be scrubbed as much as possible by the "fence" of the stolen goods, primarily to make the hardware less traceable).

Jeff [11:01 AM]

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