Friday, August 3, 2012

Conn. AG has questions about hospital security breach

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has requested information from Hartford Hospital about why the unencrypted personal health information of approximately 9,000 patients was located on a laptop stolen from a third-party vendor.

Jepsen sent a letter to the hospital on July 16, which was also the day he was notified about the breach discovered by the hospital in late June. The letter outlined the scope of the request ranging from how the breach occurred to the steps that have been taken by the hospital and its vendors to safely guard such sensitive information.

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