Johns Hopkins alerts patients, employees to data loss

Thursday, 8 February 2007, 1:42 AM EST

Backup tapes with personal data on more than 135,000 Johns Hopkins patients, employees and retirees were lost by a contractor and are believed to have been destroyed, the hospital and university said Wednesday.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital patient information on one missing tape included names and limited information such as sex and date of birth, but did not contain medical information, Social Security numbers, addresses or financial information, patients were told in an e-mail alert.

At the Examiner.

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