Feinstein Institute for Medical Research


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 14, 2012
geo: 
Manhasset , NY
United States
New York US

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Records Breached: 

13,000

Breach Total Number: 
13 000
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A laptop stolen on or around September 2, 2012 contained current and former patient names, Social Security numbers, and other personal information.  The laptop was taken from the car of a contractor or employee and may have also contained current and former patient mailing addresses, dates of birth, and medical information. Participants in about 50 different research studies that date back an unknown number of years were affected.

UPDATE (3/17/2016): Feinstein Institute for Medical Research was fined $3.9 million dollars to settle HIPAA violations by the organization when a laptop that was stolen containing personal information of individuals. The fine was in response to the organizations lack of, or incomplete security management processes which violates HIPAA.

More information: http://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2016/03/17/improper-disclosure-research-pa...