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Laptop stolen with personal data on 300,000 health insurance clients

Information Week, February 19, 2008
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has notified its members that an employee laptop computer containing personal information for about 300,000 individuals was stolen. The insurer has sent letters to thousands of its members alerting them about the theft, which occurred in Newark, NJ, on Jan. 5, 2008. Horizon says the personal information contained on the computer included names and addresses of members, but no medical data.