Gulf Coast Medical Center Loses Four Laptops

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Four laptop computers with personal information and Social Security numbers on nearly 10,000 Gulf Coast Medical Center patients were stolen recently in two separate incidents, a company official said.

Three laptop computers were stolen from a car in Texas in November, Gulf Coast Medical Center spokesman Rod Whiting said. Those laptops contained the names and personal information of 1,900 patients.

Another laptop was taken from a car in Tallahassee in February. That computer contained the names and personal information of 8,086 patients, Whiting said. “The information is password-protected, so it is highly unlikely that any data was accessed,? Whiting said.

[Pensacola News Journal]

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Written by MCruz on March 1st, 2007 with no comments.
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