Iowa Department of Health Services


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 26, 2013
geo: 
Des Moines , IA
United States
Records Breached: 

7,335 (No Social Security numbers or financial information reported)

Breach Total Number: 
0
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Former patients of the Mental health Institute in Independence, Iowa and state employees may have had their confidential information exposed.  A backup tape was found to have been missing as of April 30.  Officials of Iowa Department of Human Services believe the tape was accidentally discarded or destroyed.  

UPDATE (06/27/2013): The tape contained the information of 7,300 patients and 700 employees. Only patients who were admitted after June of 2010 were affected.