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Health System Installs Data Protection Technology

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

March 4, 2011

New Jersey's Saint Barnabas Health Care System is rolling out a "major data loss prevention initiative that will enforce new content-control restrictions" on more than 10,000 computers used by the system's staff, Network World reports. Software installed on each computer will enable policies on what kind of data they collect or what they e-mail, according to a spokesman for the healthcare system, and will be capable of recognizing what is patient information and what is "just a medical document," he said.
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