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Patient Data Exposed on App Development Site for Two Years

July 14, 2017


A recent breach reported by University of Iowa Health Care that involved exposing patient data on an application development site for nearly two years illustrates the need to carefully guard against exposure of sensitive data on the internet.

UI Health Care tells Information Security Media Group in a statement that on April 29, the organization discovered that in May 2015, protected health information of approximately 5,300 patients at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was inadvertently saved in unencrypted files that were posted online on an application development site.

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