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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Howard University Data Breach due to Stolen Laptop

NBC Channel 4 in Washington.
Originally published on March 28, 2012

A heads up if you have personal information on file with Howard University Hospital.

The facility sent letters to more than 34,000 patients about a laptop stolen in January.

The entire story is here.

Editorial note:
This story is yet another example of protected health information data loss due to a stolen laptop. 

A guiding principle can be derived from multiple stories like this: Prevent data breaches by not taking PHI home in a laptop or portable storage device.