The information breached included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and telephone numbers, according to the practice's privacy officer. The breach was discovered when the employee tried to print the photos at Wal-Mart; the manager notified law enforcement.
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- The Herald Tribune
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(a) Patient data may have been leaked, doctors group warns - www.HeraldTribune.com, 11/29/213