A program at the University of Kentucky to encrypt UK HealthCare laptops and other portable media was underway before an unencrypted laptop was stolen in June, according to a spokesperson.

The university in recent days began notifying 2,027 individuals of the breach. The laptop was used in a newborn screening program (see story). Identifying and encrypting mobile devices is a continuing process, says the spokesperson. She did not know if the process now is being accelerated.

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