The Children's Center


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 21, 2012
geo: 
Ammon , ID
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

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

An employee of Grand Teton Storage removed documents from The Children's Center's storage facility after they failed to pay storage bills.  A concerned citizen found seven boxes of the old medical records and other personal information next to a dumpster.  The information was seven to eight years old and included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, and payroll information.  A Grand Teton Storage employee acknowledged that a mistake had been made and the employee who improperly disposed of the records will face disciplinary action.  Idaho Department of Health and Welfare eventually recovered and secured the records.