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March 26, 2021

California Hospital Reports Contact Tracing Data Breach

California-based Atascadero State Hospital reported last week that a state employee improperly accessed more than 2,000 employee and patient records over the course of ten months. The breach included names, COVID-19 test results, and health information for tracking COVID-19. The Department of State Hospitals identified the breach as part of a standard review. This breach comes in the wake of a recent breach of contact tracing data in Colorado.