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reply to HonestEnd
Interesting contrast Do you notice something. The recent boners pulled by the VA were shouted from the mountain tops as examples of the incompetence of the present administration, The "news" services rolled out the usual talking heads to pontificate on the whichness of why but when a civilian company like AT&T, or one of their out sourced flunkies looses this kind of personal information it is treated as just a news story. Even though in the case of the AT&T story there was an attempt to use the information in a phishing scam.
The stolen VA laptop which carried the Veteran's personal data was all encrypted and once it was recovered the FBI determined none of data was accessed. This doesn't excuse the VA, The worker had permission to work from his home, but had I been that person I would have insisted the VA install a safe in my house to keep this laptop, and any other sensitive information in or I wouldn't have taken the laptop out out the VA office where I worked.
I have worked with Medical records for 30 odd years and anytime I hear of such personal data getting out into the jungle. it really bothers me because the vast majority of us take exquisite care of the data we process.
The older I get the more I prefer the company of my dogs over that of man kind.