The Health and Human Services Commission issue a notification about the accidental loss of protected personal information that include names, bank and health information, social security, addresses and other pertinent personal details. The breach may affect 1,842 people in the Texas.
The box of forms containing client information was found beside an unsecured dumpster in Houston at the E. 40th St. complex, an Houston area eligibility office.
The agency is examining this breach and an investigation is ongoing to secure better processes and procedures to dispose and destroy documents of patients that contain private and confidential information and materials. HHSC wants to ensure that the occurrence of these breaches are closely monitored to reduce the occurrence in the future and to take preventative measures against the loss of information.