EMC, hospital to pay $90,000 over stolen laptop with medical data
EMC and Hartford Hospital have agreed to pay US$90,000 to Connecticut in connection with the loss in 2012 of an unencrypted laptop containing patient information of 8,883 residents of the state, according to the state’s attorney general.
The laptop was stolen from the home of an employee of EMC and was never later recovered, according to an “Assurance of Voluntary Compliance” signed by EMC and the hospital with Attorney General George Jepsen.
EMC had been hired as a contractor to the hospital to assist it on a quality improvement project relating to analyzing patient data. The employee had been employed by a company that was acquired by EMC and received the laptop that was stolen from that company.