Friday, January 05, 2007

Real Life ID Theft Story

Baseline magazine had an interesting article last month about the loss of data from 365,000 patients at Providence Health. The story was very detailed about how the hospital handled the breach but was still sued by affected patients.

Those involved in the suit set up a web site to keep track of the case. I added a link on my personal web site. Click on Scams in the left hand navigation and then Providence on the list that appears.

Baseline had some related stories about medical ID theft in the same issue. Medical ID theft is a growing problem with the potential for victims to lose insurance benefits.

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