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Police find stolen computer device containing health records




Police find stolen computer device containing health records
Police find stolen computer device containing health records



http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/05/30/pictou-device.html 

CBC News 
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 
Friday.

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 
happened.

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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