Security Breach Exposes 100 Elementary School Students' Medical Data

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CBS Denver reports that 100 Denver Public School students' personal information may have been exposed when a briefcase containing a thumb drive was stolen from a school nurse's car in Morrison, Colo., on October 5, 2013 (h/t PHIprivacy.net).

The thumb drive contained confidential health information, including medications, health-related letters and medical histories, for students from Eagleton, Castro and Munroe Elementary Schools.

According to the school district, the drive did not contain any addresses or Social Security numbers.

While there were apparently no policies in place at the time prohibiting the nurse from carrying the data on a thumb drive, Denver Public Schools says it's now reviewing how student records are handled.