Illinois AG Sues Company For Dumping Medical Files In The Trash

 Thursday, May 7, 2015

 CBS Chicago

The identities of patients from all over the Chicago area were put at risk when thousands of medical files containing personal information were tossed in the trash. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini found the dumpster, alerted authorities and Tuesday, the Illinois Attorney General filed a lawsuit that could result in millions of dollars in fines. What CBS 2 found in the garbage dumpster, lead to a lawsuit being filed against a Northbrook company called Filefax for allegedly violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and the Personal Information Protection Act. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan took the swift action filing the suit Tuesday following the February CBS 2 investigation.
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