Giles Bruce reports yet another instance where a firm or covered entity closes and confidential data is just dumped, unshredded. I wish HHS and/or FTC would go after more of these situations and impose some serious consequences to send a clear message that this will not be tolerated.
Medical tests. Copies of Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and health insurance cards. Names, addresses, phone numbers, blood types. Credit card numbers with expiration dates and security codes.
The most intimate personal details of dozens of Northwest Indiana residents’ lives, carelessly discarded into a dumpster in the back of a Crown Point strip mall where anyone who happened to be walking by could see.
The [approximately 170] records belonged to patients of My Fast Lab, also known as myfastlab.com, a now-defunct Crown Point medical-testing business that offered a variety of health screenings for “70 percent less” than its competitors. On its website, My Fast Lab purported to have more than 2,000 locations across the U.S., though its only physical location was at 1178 E. Summit St. in Crown Point. The rest belonged to Quest Diagnostics, which My Fast Lab reportedly contracted with.
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