This privacy breach occurred when the doctor copied patients’ information onto a thumb drive, but it just as easily could have been photos of data on a screen taken with a smartphone, which increasingly is being used for data theft.
"[The clinic] notified its patients that there was unauthorized access to [their] medical records." - WDAM Channel 7 newsThe data theft was discovered by a victim, rather than the organization holding the PII, as is all too often the case. Organizations seeking to proactively detect data privacy breaches and identity theft can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services
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(a) Hattiesburg Clinic issues statement regarding HIPAA breach - www.WDAM.com, 04/02/2015