Texas AG Files Suit For Poor Data Disposal

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania based Select Medical Corporation. The company ran a rehabilitation service in Levelland, Texas. Apparently the Select Medical document destruction plan was to throw all their customers personal information into their dumpster and hope nobody looked inside.

“We are seeking an injunction against Select Medical to prevent them from ever disclosing personal information like this again, as well as seeking penalties of up to $50,000 per violation,” Abbott said. Throwing personal medical information into the trash is a violation of HIPAA as well as Texas’ Texas Identity Theft Protection Act passed in 2005.

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