Indiana University School of Medicine reports loss of Laptop with Patient Informatin


The theft of a password-protected, computer laptop may have compromised their confidential patient information at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The laptop, belonging to a physician in the school’s Department of Surgery, contained information, such as name, age, sex, diagnosis, medical record number, the individual’s Social Security number.

The laptop computer was password protected, but there is no indication that the data on the laptop was encrypted. This incident is just one of many where the loss or theft of a laptop has resulted in a breach of Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

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