4,500 Records Stolen From Hospital
DATA LOSS—U.S.June 7, 2011
An Alabama woman has been charged with a HIPAA violation after allegedly stealing the personal information of 4,500 Trinity Medical Center patients, reports GovInfoSecurity. The stolen documents span several years, and, according to a post on the Birmingham hospital's website, consist of surgery schedules that have all been recovered. While the hospital says it "has no reason to believe this information has been or will be used in a way that would cause harm," it has notified all affected patients and offered them a year of free credit monitoring services.