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Pilots' and Patients' Data Exposed

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 11, 2011

A former chief pilot at US Airways handed over names, addresses, Social Security numbers and possibly the passport information of 3,000 of the airline's pilots to a third-party pilot group in 2009, reports eSecurityPlanet. The U.S. Airline Pilots Association and the FBI are investigating the breach. Meanwhile, Philadelphia's Family Planning Council announced on Friday that, last December, a former employee stole a flash drive containing personal and medical records on about 70,000 patients from a number of providers. Philly.com reports the lost data includes patients' names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and insurance and medical information. There is no indication any of the data has been misused.
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