Thursday, October 2, 2014

DISCLOSURE: American Family Care

Fewer than 2,500 patients at American Family Care were told that their personal information was at risk after a two unencrypted, password-protected computers were stolen from an employee’s vehicle in July, according to SC Magazine.

The laptops may have contained all kinds of personal information belonging to these patients, including Social Security number, names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, medical record numbers, medical information, insurance information, driver’s licenses. These computers were not used in direct patient care. Because of this incident, American Family Care is now requiring encryption on work computers and is reviewing its policies.

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