Advanced Data Processing, Inc. (ADPI), Grady EMS

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 28, 2012
Roseland , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

At least 15,000 people were affected.

Breach Total Number: 
15 000
California Attorney General
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Information from certain ambulance agencies was inappropriately accessed and disclosed.  Patient account information such as names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and record identifiers were exposed by a dishonest ADPI employee. ADPI learned of the breach on October 1. The dishonest employee was fired and apprehended by authorities.

UPDATE (12/04/2012): The former ADPI employee stole information associated with Grady EMS ambulance service. About 900 Grady EMS patients had their information exposed between June 15, 2012 and October 12, 2012.

UPDATE (01/05/2013): A detailed list of the organizations and number of people who were affected is available on here

UPDATE (03/08/2013): Osceola County EMS released a notification in March of 2013 here:

UPDATE (03/14/2013): The Yuma, Arizona Fire Department was also affected by the breach.  ADP handles the billing for Yuma's emergency medical services.  Names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and record identifiers may have been accessed.

UPDATE (08/28/2013): ADPI learned of the tax scheme after being notified by Tampa, Florida police.  The IRS confirmed that Valparaiso Fire Department information was compromised by the breach in July of 2013.  Patients seen at Valparaiso Fire Department or by Valparaiso Fire Department ambulances between January 1 and June 21 of 2012 may have had their names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth exposed.