Connecticut Medical Data Breach Puts 90,000 Patients At Risk For Identity Theft


Current and former patients of Midstate Medical Center in Meriden, Connecticut, may be at risk of identity theft after an employee lost a hard drive containing the records of 93,500 patients. The data included names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, marital statuses, and medical record numbers. This article on Meriden’s AOL Patch news site quotes Connecticut’s Attorney General who strongly believes in “protecting the confidentiality of patients’ private information. Hospitals, like health insurance companies, have access to very sensitive health and personal information. They have a duty to protect that information from unlawful disclosure.”

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