Desert Sun (Palm Springs) (05.01.12) - Friday, May 04, 2012
The Desert AIDS Project said Monday it has notified its 2,200
clients that a computer containing patient information has
been stolen. CEO David Brinkman said the desktop computer was
taken from the reception area of DAP's office at 1695 N.
Sunrise Way on April 12. The theft was reported to police the
The password-protected computer did not contain "Social
Security numbers, driver's license numbers, health insurance
numbers, anything like that," Brinkman said. However, it did
contain a spreadsheet with clients' names, dates of birth, DAP
identification numbers, the DAP staffers assigned to work with
them, and their status in the program.
Brinkman said the letter was sent to all clients in accordance
with the federal Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act. To read the letter, visit