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Medical Cards on the Street

DATA LOSS

May 21, 2010

Thursday morning, in an industrial area of Regina, a man found medical cards containing personal information such as names, telephone numbers, addresses and birth dates lying on the street. The Leader-Post reports that an employee at a local shredding and recycling company lost the cards while transporting the materials between buildings. The company's president, Jack Shaw, said that when they found out that some materials had gone astray, other employees were called out to search for the materials. Shaw estimates they found about a dozen cards. "We cleaned up the entire area, and we never found anything else," said Shaw. "This is the first time this has happened and there will not be another one."
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