Breach, Data Security

UCLA Health laptop stolen, contained data on about 1,200 patients

UCLA Health is notifying 1,242 individuals that a laptop computer containing their personal information was stolen.

How many victims? 1,242.

What type of personal information? Names, medical record numbers and health information used to help prepare patient treatment plans. 

What happened? A laptop computer belonging to a UCLA Health faculty member was stolen, and it contained personal information.

What was the response? UCLA Health is enhancing its security policies and retraining those involved with the incident. All affected individuals are being notified.

Details: The laptop, which was password protected, was reported stolen on July 3.

Quote: “At this time, there is no evidence that any individual's personal or medical information stored on the laptop has been accessed, disclosed, or used,” a news release said.

Source:, “UCLA Health notifying patients of stolen laptop containing personal health information,” Sept. 1, 2015.

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