SoCal Dentist Has Patient Data Stolen from Car

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It can happen to anyone, right? Imagine going to the dentist for a sensitive tooth and giving sensitive protected health information (PHI) to the staff thus, in effect, handing over an implied trust that your data will be protected. You leave the office feeling better but then you get a letter from the dentist. As reported, the dentist apparently had a little bit of decay in his data protection plan:

“On the late afternoon of Monday July 25, 2016, my car window was broken out and my briefcase was stolen. In that briefcase was an external hard drive containing two different types of data. First, all office patient records were backed up on the drive, including social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, phone numbers, date of birth, physical and email addresses and health insurance information.”

Well, as they say, you can’t make this stuff up. This actually did happen to the patients of SoCal dentist. You can see the full letter which is posted on the website of State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General. The letter goes into detail about reporting to credit agencies for protection from potential fraud and more.

The site www.databreaches.net reports on many of these instances and if you take a look through the information it is enough to make anyone be concerned for the protection of personal information by businesses of all sizes from Target to your dentist.

At Big Data Supply, Inc. we specialize in buying and selling backup technologies that can keep this kind of occurrence from happening. From Tapes to servers and everything in between we can help businesses and their service providers protect data in a responsible manner.

One of the best ways to protect data is using our cloud. No longer do businesses worry about the safety and the security of cloud services. In fact, as a cloud provider we are committed to providing the highest levels of security. We do this 24/7 and can offer solutions for small businesses like a dentist practice all the way up through the enterprise.

What are you doing to protect your customer data? What precautions are you taking with your business data? Have you ever wondered what the businesses you frequent are doing with your data?

Call today to learn about how Big Data Supply can help your business protect your data and your business’s reputation.


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