Two Moving Companies Leave Patient Information Unshredded in Public Dumpster

April 4, 2013

Two Paulding County, Georgia companies are under investigation after an individual spotted boxes of personal information left behind in a public dumpster outside of the popular office complex. The Hiram Police Department was contacted to address the situation and determine the sources of the paperwork.

The paperwork, which included medical information and personal financial records of both an orthopedist’s practice and Family Intervention Services, were left unshredded in the dumpster. These two companies recently relocated, and it is still unknown why the paperwork was not shredded per federal HIPAA policies.

Anyone who was a patient of the Family Intervention Services or orthopedic practice are encouraged to closely monitor their credit reports for unusual activity, and to consider identity theft protection services to ensure their protection.