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Lost Flash Drive Contains Patient Records

DATA LOSS—HONG KONG

February 18, 2011

An occupational therapist at Kwai Chung Hospital lost her personal USB flash drive that contained the medical records and reports of 59 patients, reports News.gov.hk. The flash drive is not protected by encryption or password. The hospital is investigating the loss and has notified the Hospital Authority and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data. The flash drive disappeared on February 16.
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