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Data of 1400 UMCG patients leaked after the theft of the laptops

Data of 1400 UMCG patients leaked after the theft of the laptops

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The data of almost 1,400 patients have been leaked, after the theft of three laptops from the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).

It’s not about medical information, please let the hospital know. In the meantime, the patients is informed and has the UMCG reported to the police and the incident reported to the Authority Personal data.

The laptops at the end of October have been stolen from the Beatrix children’s Hospital, part of the UMCG. It goes according to a spokeswoman for the hospital to contact details (name, address, place of residence), dates of birth and patiëntnummers. “Fortunately, no medical information, but this is natuurlijjk total not intended.”

The patients, mostly children, are recently in a letter informed, and all the laptops are recalled for a security update. “That is at 1100 laptops has already happened and has yet to a couple of hundred going to happen.”

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