Friday, August 31, 2007

Incident: Sick Kids physician loses portable hard-drive with unencrypted personal health information

A physician from Sick Kids hospital who decided to travel with a portable hard-drive containing unencrypted health information on 3,300 patients lost the drive in Canada's busiest airport. This happened six weeks after the Information and Privacy Commissioner ordered that the hospital not allow electronic health information to leave the hospital unless it was encrypted. See: - living - Sick Kids doctor loses data on 3,300 patients.

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