UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco has notified 3,541 patients of a breach of protected information after an unencrypted laptop was stolen from an employee’s vehicle.
Data on the laptop, used at the Division of Transplantation, included personal and health information, as well as Social Security numbers for a “small” number of individuals. Paper documents for 31 patients also were taken.
The university is offering credit monitoring services to some individuals and strengthening its processes to safeguard information. A university spokesperson did not respond to questions about how many patients are being offered protective services and the duration of the services, and how many Social Security numbers were compromised.
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