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Stolen Laptop Affects 61,000

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 2, 2010

Officials at a Cincinnati hospital are increasing employee training after a data breach affecting more than 61,000 patients, Cincinnati.com reports. A laptop containing the patients' records, which were not encrypted, was stolen from the vehicle of a Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center employee. The records contained patient names, medical records numbers and services provided, according to a hospital spokesman. "We need to and are doing a better job of strengthening our encryption practices," the spokesman said. The hospital is notifying those potentially affected.
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