Patient details on a USB drive

 

The HIPAA Advisory reports that a Hawaiian hospital has managed to mislay a data drive containing details of up to 130,000 patients.

What’s make this case remarkable and probably the first of its’ kind is that the information was all contained on a bog standard unencrypted USB drive.

Incidents like this are particularly damaging, but kudos to the hospital however for informing those affected.

The piece is here.

 

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