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Two Health Breaches in One Week

DATA LOSS

April 26, 2013

Following highly publicized incidents last year, CBC News reports on two breaches in one week at Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest health authority. The report cites a release issued by Eastern Health on Thursday indicating the breach was accidental and occurred when an employee’s briefcase containing “one patient chart--and a notebook with limited personal health information of 62 other patients” was stolen from an unattended vehicle on April 17. One day earlier, a briefcase containing information on two patients was stolen from another employee's vehicle. Eastern Health’s CEO has apologized and the authority has identified all patients impacted and is contacting them, the report states.
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