Report: ‘Confetti’ Dropped During Giants Parade Contained Confidential Information

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Unbelievable. Stupid.

Those were just a couple of the words New Yorkers used to describe a head-scratching practice during Tuesday’s Super Bowl parade for the New York Giants along the Canyon of Heroes.

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It turns out that some of the “confetti” dropped from office buildings was actually unshredded paper containing personal information and records, including Social Security numbers and medical records.

That report came from the show Inside Edition, which said some papers even included information about a 54-year-old woman’s mammogram — all with specific details.

“You just have to watch your personal information and make sure that nothing happens,” one woman told 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten.

Others, however, didn’t seem as concerned.

“I don’t get the impression that people are actually going to pick up these pieces of paper and cause something like identity theft or something along those lines,” one man said.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

  • Robert Brady

    The sample provided in the Inside Edition report contains medical diagnostic information . This violates the privacy and security provisions of the Health Information Privacy Act (HIPAA) which could result in civil or criminal penalties. This is a callous misuse of trust and disregard for confidential information that should be investigated. Consumers have a right to know the offenders so they can take steps to protect themselves.

  • CT Native

    Didn’t the same stupid thing happen before? What idiots working in the NYC Financial Markets!!!!

  • Ann Mason

    There’s a reason these things happen: Somebody is clueless. That’s really the whole story. Some people just don’t think.

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