Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Identity Theft

During the weekend of October 22-23 five computers containing medical and personal information of more than 3,000 patients were stolen from a Stone Oak physician’s office in San Antonio. On December 5th letters were sent to the patients informing them that their personal information were kept on the stolen computers and as of December 15th their information had not been misused yet. The data on the computers were not encrypted. Stone Oak Urgent Care has complied with all federal regulations.
Here at Corona Visions we understand the importance of data protection and hard drives. Computers and fax machine memories are erased using the DOD-5220-22 erase menu, the same standard used by the Department of Defense to thoroughly erase to government specifications. We also have on-site destruction for those who take data protection seriously.

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