May 052010

ABC has had a two-part investigation on businesses and medical offices in Florida that are just dumping records with sensitive financial and health information. It seems that although there are applicable federal laws, Florida has no state law requiring proper disposal of paper records.

The series names a few of the local businesses and the kinds of records they exposed. You can read the articles here:

INVESTIGATION: Are businesses endangering your identity

INVESTIGATION: Medical records discovered in local dumpsters. What’s being done about it?

As I noted on, I hope that this investigation continues and has impact similar to the investigative series by WTHR in Indiana over pharmacies there.

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