Monday, April 1, 2013

Ambulance Patients' Data Sold to Theft Ring

An ambulance ride can now mean worrying about ones identity, not just ones health.

Yuma Arizona's ambulance department was notified that personal data of patients transported had been sold to a Florida identity theft ring by an ADP employee; ADP provides billing for Yuma ambulance service. Patients in other US cities were also affected by this ADP employee's actions.

"Unfortunately, this is a big problem … a nationwide problem."
- Lisa MacKenzie, ADP, Inc.
The local news station in Yuma, KSWT News 13, asked why neither the city nor ADP could explain why it took six months and a federal mandate to inform the public about the compromised personal information. These are the types of questions more people are asking when they learn of data privacy breaches - why isn't breach detection being done proactively?
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(a) Yuma ambulance riders' data at risk after billing company employee steals information -, 03/14/2013

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