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Montana State University Billings notifying students after laptop was stolen in November

Ugh. Another laptop was apparently stolen from an employee’s car. This one was from the education sector, but it contained some student health information and health insurance information. The incident was reported by Montana State University Billings to the Montana Attorney General’s Office on January 5, and letters are going out today to affected students. The number of students potentially affected was not indicated in the notification letter. Here is the text of the notification:

Montana State University Billings takes seriously the privacy and security of our students’ information. Regrettably, we are writing to inform you of an incident involving some of that information.On November 11, 2017, we learned that items, including an athletic department laptop, were stolen that same day from an employee’s vehicle while traveling. We immediately contacted law enforcement and began an investigation to determine what information may have been contained on the laptop. Our...(continued)
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