UK Hospital Struck Twice With Computer Theft. Data Encryption Not Present.

The Royal Bolton Hospital in England has fallen victim to computer theft—twice.  In each instance, medical information was on the stolen devices.  The thefts took place in October and November, but the public is being alerted only now.  I guess someone is thanking an all-powerful being that the UK does not have HIPAA legislation to […] read more

Laptop Encryption Not Present In Computer Lost By Blue Cross. 300,000 Possibly Affected.

Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey is notifying over 300,000 members that their names, Social Security numbers, and other information was in a laptop computer stolen on January 5 from the home of an employee who was authorized to take the data home.  Well, I’m assuming it’s her home, although the health insurance company […] read more