VA: Personnel records from trucking company found in dumpster

Eric Harryman of WAVY reports that eight boxes with thousands of personnel records from Warrior Xpress trucking company were left in a dumpster. The documents included medical records, tax forms, voided checks and copied credit cards. Warrior Xpress had been bought by Celadon Trucking, who told WAVY, “For those who met our hiring criteria,...

Ca: Privacy breach in bank slip-up

It was one of those small breaches that many chronologies or industry reports do not include, but the fact that it made the media offers some hope that people continue to be concerned over breaches: Joanne Hatherly of The Times Colonist reports that when a customer was considering opening an account at an RBC...

UK: Confidential files found on road

The BBC reports that the personal records of six people from Dove Lane Residential Home in Harrold and belonging to NHS services in the county were found in a roadway. The residential home is run by Houghton Regis-based Aldwyck Housing Group. The NHS agency responsible, Bedfordshire Continence Services, is expected to comment later.

OH: Trash bins yield treasure trove for ID thieves

Paul Aker of The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Ohio Department of Public Safety is investigating how hundreds of documents containing names, Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers, and other personal information ended up in trash bins behind at least 10 state branches of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.