Organ and tissue donors’ personal info possibly exposed

A vulnerability in the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, run by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administrators, could have permitted the authorized viewing of the confidential data of some 55,000 people.

What type of personal information? Names, addresses, birth dates and driver's license numbers.

Details: The breach occurred on June 20, and the hole was plugged a day later. Officials do not believe the information was wrongfully accessed.

Source: Associated Press, Naples (Fla.) News, "Breach in Fla. donor registry may have exposed IDs," July 7.

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