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Cedars-Sinai says number of patient files in data breach much higher
Cedars-Sinai says number of patient files in data breach much higher

A data breach this summer involving Cedars-Sinai Medical Center patient records was much worse than previously disclosed. The Los Angeles hospital has notified state and federal officials that medical records of more than 33,000 patients were on a laptop stolen from an employee's home during a June burglary. It was among the latest in a string of hospital data breaches across the nation that have prompted calls for better security for medical records. "Medical information is among the most sensitive there is. There is simply no excuse to allow the data to be stored unencrypted on an employee's laptop," said Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy...

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