California breach highlights contact tracing data vulnerabilities

March 19, 2021

Atascadero State Hospital reported this week that a state employee had improperly accessed more than 2,000 records, including information necessary for tracking COVID-19.

California breach highlights contact tracing data vulnerabilities

A California-based hospital reported Thursday that a state employee had improperly accessed more than 2,000 employee and patient records over the course of about 10 months.

According to the Department of State Hospitals, the breach included names, COVID-19 test results and health information necessary for tracking COVID-19 for about 1,415 patients and former patients, as well as 617 employees at Atascadero State Hospital.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek offers commentary on the recent story about a California state employee exposing the COVID-19 test and tracking data of more than two thousand people.

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