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Recent Medical Breaches Affect More Than 1.6 Million

DATA LOSS—U.S.

October 13, 2011

A Florida-based medical company, Nemours, has reported the loss of unencrypted computer backup tapes containing names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, insurance information, medical treatment information and direct deposit bank account information on 1.6 million patients and their guarantors, vendors and employees at facilities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida, Becker's Hospital Review reports. In separate incidents, Genentech has advised the New Hampshire Attorney General of a loss of similar patient data by an unnamed vendor, and United Healthcare has advised that a hard drive containing personal information on 582 members from Ohio was stolen from a vendor this summer and reported to the company in September. 
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