WestCoast Children's Clinic

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 29, 2012
Oakland , CA
United States
California US
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California Attorney General
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A referral document containing sensitive information was accidentally sent in an email to an unauthorized recipient.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and health concerns were sent to a county social worker. The county social worker deleted the sensitive email and any other existing copies of the document were securely deleted from the network.  

The WestCoast Children's Clinic will not provide referral forms to outside agencies in order to protect against future inadvertent sharing of private information.  Disciplinary actions will also be taken against the employees involved in the privacy breach.