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Two Medical Data Exposures Affect Thousands

DATA LOSS—U.S.

November 29, 2010

Two healthcare providers are alerting thousands of patients that their data may have been exposed. The Puerto Rican government has issued a $100,000 fine on a managed care services provider after a breach potentially exposed the personal information of more than 400,000 customers, Dark Reading reports. The data included such personal information as names, addresses and diagnostic codes. Meanwhile, the University of Tennessee Medical Center is alerting about 8,000 patients that their personal information may be at risk after patient data was improperly discarded.
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