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Thumb Drive Prompts Notifications, Feds Arrest Former ER Worker

DATA LOSS—U.S.

August 21, 2012

A cancer center in Texas is notifying 2,200 patients that a missing thumb drive contained their personal details. CMIO reports that it’s the third breach this year for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Meanwhile, federal officials have arrested a Florida man for selling the medical records of patients of Florida hospitals, WFTV reports. Dale Munroe, who worked in the emergency room at Florida Hospital Celebration before he was fired last year, is accused of accessing and selling the records of more than 700,000 patients, according to the report.
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