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Hospital Missing Data After Theft

DATA THEFT—HONG KONG

July 29, 2010

The Western District Crime squad is investigating a theft at the Queen Mary Hospital that included computers containing the personal information of patients and volunteers, reports The Standard. The thieves forcibly entered the hospital, stealing two password-protected computers that contained the English names and identity card numbers of about 700 cancer patients, the Chinese names, identity card numbers and telephone numbers of another 80 cancer patients and the Chinese and English names, identity card numbers, phone numbers and addresses of about 40 volunteers. The hospital apologized for the event and pledged to strengthen security measures, the report says.
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