John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, Calif., recently started notifying 5,450 patients after the theft of two laptops containing their health information.

The data wasn't encrypted and John Muir soon will join a growing list of organizations with its data breach displayed on a Department of Health and Human Services' Web site. Most of the breaches listed on the site resulted from thefts and most of those were laptops or other portable media. And they weren't encrypted.

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