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Stolen Hospital Laptop Affects 635 Patients

DATA LOSS

September 10, 2010

The Burnaby RCMP and the Fraser Health Authority are investigating a laptop theft affecting 635 patients. The Vancouver Sun reports that the health authority is notifying patients of the theft, in which information including patient and doctor names and test results may have been compromised. The laptop may not have been password protected, according to a health authority spokesman, who also said it's possible the thief was caught on the hospital's surveillance system. The health authority is offering a one-year subscription to a credit monitoring service for those affected.
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