Dumpster Found With Thousands of Patient Records From Texas Optometrist

Thousands of patient medical records where discovered in a dumpster behind a strip mall, according to local news station KPRC. The police in Texas are still investigating this security incident that happened.

There were over 20 boxes found inside and the documents were from Today's Vision. It is an optometrist group that exposed records with information of names, phone numbers, addresses, bank and insurance statements, and Social Security numbers.

The optometrist office is located several miles away from the dumpster that the medical records were thrown into.

A manager from this place said medical records are usually shredded according to KPRC. Read the original article here.

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