Portable electronic devices: Invaluable health care tools, or vectors for data breach? (The answer: both)
Aug 24, 2016 9:22 AM -
On May 13, 2016, California Correctional Health Care Services reported that a staff member's password-protected, but unencrypted, laptop computer had been stolen from a personal vehicle. As many as 400,000 individuals' personal data may have been compromised. Far from an isolated incident, this is the latest in a series of similar incidents involving loss, theft, or breach of portable electronic devices (PED) belonging to HIPAA covered entities (CE) and their business associates (BA).