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California Jail Says Prisoner Health Records Potentially Are In the Wrong Hands

Stolen laptop

California Correctional Health Care Services disclosed on May 13 that a laptop was stolen and it may contain personal information of patients. 

The machine was taken from an employee's vehicle on Feb. 25. 

An investigation into the incident ended on April 25.

The laptop might have held records on California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation patients incarcerated between 1996 and 2004.

The agency is attempting to notify all individuals potentially affected, but the contact information on file may not be up to date.

sector

Government (U.S.); Healthcare and Public Health

reported

May 13, 2016

reported by

ABC10

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

California, United States

perpetrators

Criminals

location of perpetrators

California, United States

date breach occurred

February 25, 2016

date breach detected

Unknown