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Fire Department Hit by Third-Party Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

March 15, 2013

An Arizona fire department has announced a patient data breach, HealthITSecurity reports. The breach involved the department’s third-party billing processor’s disclosure of patient data. Names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and record identifiers were disclosed, the report states. The Advanced Data Processing (ADP) employee responsible was fired, arrested and prosecuted, and ADP has sent letters to those affected.
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