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Children’s medical records were found dumped behind a medical facility in Florida

By Dave Elias, NBC2 Investigator A tip to the NBC2 Investigators led to a discovery of medical records being dumped… Read More

The HHS is investigating allegations that proprietary info from a 911 dispatch center was released, violating federal privacy law

By Annie Siebert / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is investigating allegations that proprietary information… Read More

A Utah clinic alerts officials about a possible data breach after thousands of documents headed to the shredder went missing

By jennifer dobner A West Valley City-based medical clinic has alerted federal health officials of a possible data breach after… Read More

A University of Connecticut Health Center data breach impacts 1,400 patients

The University of Connecticut Health Center says a former employee inappropriately accessed approximately 1,400 patient records that included names, addresses,… Read More

A U.K. hospital started an investigation after a governor voiced her concerns about the security of patient notes in taxis

HOSPITAL bosses have stepped in after concerns were raised over taxis being used to convey patient notes and specimens. Derriford… Read More

Thieves steal personal information from patients of a medical facility in Utah

(KUTV) There are very few places off-limits for identity thieves. They don’t really care how they get your information—even if… Read More

Hundreds of patient records were found in dumpsters outside of the Staten Island University Hospital

Irene Castelli’s husband Joe suffered from chest pain on Friday and was admitted to Staten Island University Hospital’s South Shore… Read More

The FBI investigates a dumpster full of medical records in Georgia

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — The FBI is investigating a dumpster full of medical documents that Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt found… Read More