Day: September 19, 2008

5 laptops stolen from HSE this year

More uncrypted laptops, this time with health information on them. How many more do need before they put laws in place to require encryption, immediate notification, etc?

Irish Examiner: FIVE laptops have been stolen from the Health Service Executive since the beginning of this year, the Irish Examiner has learned.

Confidential details of patients with lung disease, patients’ surgery, their diagnoses, treatment and other personal details were contained on some of the stolen laptops.

None of the five laptops were encrypted.

Health chiefs are to begin notifying patients and clients over the coming days about missing data on two of the laptops, more than two months after they were stolen. These two laptops were taken together in July this year in a HSE office in Mullingar.