Nemours Says Data Breach Affected 1.6M Patients

Law360, New York (October 13, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT) -- Florida-based children’s health system Nemours announced last week that it had lost three data tapes containing 10 years' worth of information on 1.6 million patients that could be used in identity fraud, but added there was no evidence of foul play.

Nemours said Oct. 7 that the tapes contained patients’ names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, insurance information and financial information, including bank account details. They also contained employee, vendor and guarantor information from facilities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida.

The tapes were reported missing Sept. 8, along with the cabinet in which they were kept. Nemours said...

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