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WNCT: Private, medical information left out in a dumpster

A viewer told us about documents with personal, medical information dropped in a dumpster. It's sensitive information you wouldn't want out in the open. HIPPA laws say disposing of medical records this way is simply not allowed. Right at the top of the trash can, we found check receipts, email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information.

CBS42: Confidential records found discarded in dumpster

Responding to a tip, CBS42 found 10 employee files right out in the open. Nine were in a dumpster and one was on the ground. Inside the dumpster were birth certificates, social security numbers and copies of driver's licenses.