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Rite Aid Fined $1 Million for Improperly Disposing Personal Information

On July 27th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced settlements with Rite Aid Corporation for the improper disposal of personal information — including prescriptions and labeled pill bottles containing identifiable information about Rite Aid customers, and employment applications — in publicly accessible dumpsters in a variety of cities across the country.