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Schools, Council Investigate Breaches

DATA LOSS—U.S.

September 10, 2013

The Medical University of South Carolina sustained the largest breach of its history between June 30 and August 21 after a third-party credit card processing company compromised 7,000 patients’ data, HealthITSecurity reports. Meanwhile, parents of 130 children at two elementary schools in Virginia say their children came home with other students’ sensitive data, prompting fears of identity theft. The Washington Post reports Washington, DC’s privacy officer has “serious concerns” after a paramedic wrote a letter to the DC Council that included a patient’s data, and the University of South Florida is investigating a data breach caused by an employee.
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