May 30, 2008
New Glasgow police say they've recovered a computer memory stick
containing the personal information of 150 people who used mental-health
services in Pictou County.
Someone has admitted to stealing the device and trying to destroy it,
but no charges are expected, the Pictou County Health Authority said
The health authority said police believe no information was released.
"We are thankful that no confidential information has been compromised,.
health district CEO Pat Lee said in a release.
The health district said the USB stick disappeared Tuesday afternoon
from an employee's office at Aberdeen Hospital.
The memory stick held the personal information of 150 young people who
have received child and adolescent mental-health services since August.
Officials began calling the patients Wednesday to let them know what
They also launched their own investigation, because it's against health
district policy to put this information on an unencrypted device.
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