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Stolen Laptop Held Data On Patients In Government Study


3/24/2008 8:16:28 AM

Washington Post -- A government laptop computer containing sensitive medical information on 2,500 patients enrolled in a National Institutes of Health study was stolen in February, potentially exposing seven years' worth of clinical trial data, including names, medical diagnoses and details of the patients' heart scans. The information was not encrypted, in violation of the government's data-security policy.

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