- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas city officials say an unspecified number of laptops containing patient information have gone missing from city ambulances.

The Dallas Morning News reports (https://bit.ly/ZYLNIn ) the city-owned computers disappeared between Jan. 1, 2011 and Aug. 29, 2014. The city says only “a small number” of laptops went missing from the Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulances.

The city didn’t say how many people could be affected or how the laptops disappeared.

Officials say patient information such as names, ages and genders may have been compromised. The city is notifying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about the breach. It says it will also contact affected patients that it can locate.

A city spokeswoman did not return requests for comment from the newspaper on Tuesday.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News, https://www.dallasnews.com

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