Boulder Community Hospital, Family Medical Associates

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 30, 2010
geo: 
Lafayette , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

14

Anonymous letters were sent to at least 14 patients of the Family Medical Associates clinic in Lafayette.  The letters contained Social Security numbers, medical records, dates of birth and names.  The sender claimed that the clinic was improperly disposing patient personal information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 26, 2010
geo: 
Columbia , SC
United States
South Carolina US
Records Breached: 

1,824 (0 SSNs and financial information reported)

Over 1,824 people's information was found in a dumpster. It is not known what kind of personal information was included in the documents.

Source: 
NAID

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 14, 2010
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

15,000 (0 SSNs and financial information reported)

An error in the quarterly address update process resulted in the mailing of approximately 15,000 individuals' protected health information to incorrect addresses. The information in the letters included demographic information, explanation of benefits, clinical information, and diagnoses. The returned mail was collected and the organization verified whether or not it had been delivered.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

VHS Genesis Lab

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 14, 2010
geo: 
Berwyn , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

500 (No SSNs or financial information involved)

Over 500 client invoices went missing. It does not appear that the month's worth of invoices were mailed. They contained health information such as names, dates of birth, and medical testing information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

LV Financial Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 19, 2010
geo: 
Orlando , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Dozens of boxes of files from medical offices that hired LV to collect unpaid bills were found in an Orlando public dumpster. The files contained names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver's license copies and credit reports. The collection agency went out of business in 2005 and the location of the files prior to this incident is unknown.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Carolina Center for Development and Rehabilitation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 13, 2010
geo: 
Charlotte , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

1,590

After a doctor left office cleaning to his sons, they mistakenly threw out hundreds of medical records. The medical records were left in a public recycling bin and included medical histories, pictures of patients and Social Security numbers.

UPDATE (7/31/10): The psychologist has contacted 1,590 of his patients.

Source: 
NAID

Rite Aid Corporation

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 27, 2010
geo: 
Camp Hill , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Extra Info: 

Etters, PA is also mentioned as Rite Aid's headquarters

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Rite Aid paid one million dollars to settle HIPAA privacy violations. Rite Aid also agreed to update corporate policies and procedures so that patient medical information would be properly disposed, employees would be properly trained in disposal of patient information, and employees would be held accountable if they did not dispose of patient information properly.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Private Legal Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 27, 2010
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

75

An attorney left legal files in a public dumpster. The attorney thought it was appropriate to dispose of the files in this way since the accounts were old and closed. The documents contained names, addresses, bank account information, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and dates of birth.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

DebtStoppers USA, Robert J. Semrad and Associates

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 29, 2010
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Extra Info: 

Documents from the Joilet office were involved

Records Breached: 

100

 

A tipster led to the discovery of hundreds of personal and financial documents in a trash bin outside the attorney's office. The documents included Social Security numbers, names, addresses, driver's license numbers, and signed debit card authorizations from clients.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Rockland town government

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 4, 2010
geo: 
Rockland , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Hundreds (at least 200)

On July 23, canceled payroll checks with Social Security numbers and bank account numbers were lost when wind knocked them off of a recycling truck. Current and former employees of Rockland's government between 1992 and 2002 were affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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