Medical records found on the Street

December 18th, 2015 by admin Leave a reply »

Florida-based Radiology Regional Center suffered data breach when its Medical records were found scattered on the street.

Chief Operating Officer Brad Reid explained that the records were at least 10 years old. Affected information present on the documents reportedly included financial accounting statements, old phone bills, invoices and front desk registration information.

“Even if it’s just your name, people can get a lot of info about you, because of the way the computer age is nowadays,” he said.

Reid added that the documents were supposed to be transported to the city incinerator. It was likely they fell from the back of the truck.

“Apparently they picked up that shipment container, I’m assuming sometime early this morning, and along the way they didn’t check the back doors on it,” Reid said.

The container used to transport documents for disposal is supposed to be double-locked, he explained, adding that Radiology Regional has a contract with the city to handle such disposals.

Radiology Regional is reaching potentially affected individuals, but it failed to mention the number of affected individuals.

A county spokeswoman says they are aware of the situation, and in a statement said, “standard operating procedures were followed. in light of this incident, solid waste staff will be reviewing its operating procedures.”

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