Officials Alert Patients: Breached Data May Have Been Sold
DATA LOSS—U.S.September 13, 2012
University of Miami officials are warning patients affected by a July breach that two university employees may have sold their data, Healthcare IT News reports. The employees accessed information including names, dates of birth, insurance policy numbers, partial Social Security numbers and some clinical information. In some cases, Social Security numbers may have been viewed in full. The university is providing two years of identity protection services, the report states. “We continue to review and refine our physical and electronic safeguards to enhance protection of all patient data,” university officials wrote in a letter.