Data privacy disappears at U

Another computer security breach by a state-related organization; this time it’s the University of Minnesota.

According to the U of M Daily newspaper, Dr. Theodore Nagel lost a flash drive with the names and information of 1,300 patients in the fertility clinic. Other information included birthdates and diagnostic and treatment information of his patients, according to a letter dated Dec. 28, sent by Nagel to his patients.

We’ll add it to the list of data privacy woes encountered by state employees and agencies.

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