Kaiser Permanente Says Data Breach May Affect 49K Patients

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 8:13 PM EST) -- Health care giant Kaiser Permanente is notifying 49,000 patients that their personal medical data may have been compromised following the loss of a thumb drive that was stored in a secured area at Anaheim Medical Center in Orange County, Calif., the company said Tuesday.

In a statement provided to Law360, the company acknowledged that a flash drive containing the personal information of approximately 49,000 individuals was reported missing on Sept. 25 from an isolated area in the medical center that requires a security badge for entry....
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