Computer containing personal data on over 50,000 people stolen from hospital

august 16, 2007

Mainichi Daily News

A laptop computer containing personal information and medical records of 51,156 people was stolen from Toshiba General Hospital, hospital officials announced Thursday.

Officials said the computer contained the names, dates of birth and test data of 51,156 people. They said that since a password was required to log on to the computer, it would be difficult for anyone else to view the personal information.

"It would be difficult for a third party to view the information, and we have not received any reports of the data being used illicitly," said a hospital official commenting on the theft.

The hospital, located in Tokyo's Shinagawa-ku, is part of the Toshiba Group. (Mainichi)

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