[ Monday, January 13, 2014 ]
Phoebe Putney loses a desktop computer:
Jeff [8:40 AM]
A Georgia hospital employee
was rearranging her office and boxed up her password protected, but not encrypted, desktop computer and left the box in the hall. Presumably she did not put a "no basura" sign on it, because it disappeared, never to be found again. 6700 - 6800 patients' PHI, plus a handful of social security numbers. Two employees were fired for not following policies (makes me wonder who the second one was, assuming the redecorating employee was one).
If the computer had been encrypted, we wouldn't even know about it.
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