North Point Dental Care


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 4, 2012
geo: 
Winston Salem , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

10,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Breach Total Number: 
0
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

The owner of North Point Dental accused a former colleague of stealing the information of about 10,000 current and former patients.  The men worked together on a political campaign and the former colleague used the patient information to call patients for campaign support as part of his role as the campaign manager.  The former campaign manager countered that he had received an email from the dentist encouraging him to take information from an office computer and use it to call the patients.  Patients had their names, email addresses, treatment dates, and home addresses distributed to third parties.  The information was also uploaded to an online data storage service.