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Health & wellness

$140k penalty for data breach

Health records mishandled; firm, doctors to pay

The former owners of a medical billing practice that dumped sensitive health ­records at the Georgetown Transfer Station have agreed, along with doctors involved, to pay $140,000 in a settlement with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office.

A Globe photographer ­noticed the pile of paper ­records when he was tossing out his own trash in July 2010.

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