Confidential Documents Found in Atlanta Dumpster

By Erica Byfield Atlanta – From WSBTV Discovery of Confidential Documents A tip from a Channel 2 Action News viewer has led to the discovery of hundreds of documents with people’s names, birth dates and Social Security numbers in a dumpster. Gregory Evans told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield he was walking his dog on Renaissance Parkway in midtown Atlanta on …

Walgreens to pay $1.44 million over HIPAA violation

From Indy Star News written by Tim Evans A Marion County jury Friday awarded a woman $1.44 million after finding Walgreens and a pharmacist violated her privacy when the pharmacist looked up and shared the woman’s prescription history. The lawsuit filed in Marion Superior Court spun out of a tangled relationship between the pharmacist, her husband and the man’s ex-girlfriend. …

New Law Would Limit Exports of Electronic Waste

On July 23rd of this year, a bill prohibiting the exporting of electronic waste in order to avoid improper and dangerous disposal was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives.  H.R. 2791, The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2013 (RERA) is an amendment to The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) which already restricts the export of ‘restricted electronic waste’ …

Confidential Documents Discovered in Dumpster at Missouri Apartment Complex

From Fox 4 KC: RAYTOWN, Mo. — Some former applicants and tenants are frustrated after finding their social security numbers, bank statements and other personal information in a dumpster at the Eldorado Apartments on E. 67th Street in Raytown, Mo. Confidential Documents Discovered Tuesday morning Tiffany Jones said she was tossing out her trash when she found important papers that …

“Argo [Protect] Yourself.”

This past Sunday, the movie Argo took home the Oscar for best picture at the Academy Awards. In the movie, which is based on the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, a group of Americans race against the clock to escape the country while Iranian workers try their best to sort through shredded documents detailing their identities. But could that ever really …

Who’s Reading Your Trash? 3 Reasons FACTA Compliance is More Than a Technicality

In today’s data-driven world, it’s hard to imagine any business having a shortage of sensitive client information—making data destruction vital. Whether dealing with patient records at a doctor’s office, tax files at an accounting firm, or a stack of social security numbers locked up in a filing cabinet in a government building, there’s no denying there is a lot of …

Data Attacks

Have you ever considered how data is most commonly breached? Taking the time to understand how you are at risk may significantly reduce and perhaps eliminate a data breach in your future. Understanding Your Risks The majority of information compromise comes from hacking followed by data either printed or electronic that is physically lost. The Identity Theft Resource Center (IRTC) …

Electronic Waste Regulations Stiffen

Where you live may dictate what can and cannot be thrown in the local landfill.  What your location doesn’t change is the impact hazardous material can have on your drinking water.  Banning Electronic Waste E-waste bans are becoming more popular and have been enacted by 17 states to try and up the ante and encourage people to seek avenues other than the garbage …