[ Thursday, September 09, 2010 ]


South Shore Boston: I posted on this a couple of months ago: a hospital sent backup tapes to a vendor to be destroyed, but they got lost in transit. After investigating, the hospital has apparently decided that the missing files pose minimal data breach risk, since it would take specialized equipment to retrieve the data. This is probably about right -- there's no reason to believe that it's in any way likely that someone stole the tapes or, having come across them, would go to the effort to try to extract data. In all likelihood, the tapes are rotting in a New England landfill somewhere.

Jeff [9:22 AM]

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