133,000 Patient Names, Social Security Numbers, Test Results Exposed After Unencrypted Laptop Stolen


Approximately 133,000 patients in Oklahoma had their personal health information compromised after a laptop and 50 paper files were stolen from an employee’s car, according to The Oklahoman. The computer contained electronic health records that listed patients’ names, addresses, birth defect information, Social Security numbers, and test results. The article says “the Health Department requires data to be encrypted [but] that wasn’t done and the department is investigating whether the employee should be fired.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.