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Laptop Thefts Result in Medical Breaches; DoE Breach Bigger Than Estimated

DATA LOSS—U.S.

October 23, 2013

FierceHealthIT reports on a breach at California’s AMHC Healthcare where two laptops containing the personal health information of 729,000 patients were stolen. According to medical breach data kept by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the breach is the second largest this year. Seton Healthcare Family in Texas has also announced a breach involving a laptop theft. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy says the number of people affected by a breach resulting in stolen data in July 2013 is more than double the number it initially estimated. A new survey indicates two-thirds of U.S. adults wouldn’t return to a business if their personal data was stolen.
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