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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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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