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Cbr Systems, Inc., a California company that collects and stores umbilical cord blood and tissue for possible medical research, must implement better data security measures and submit to security audits after a breach exposed 298,000 customers' personal information in 2010, the Federal Trade Commission announced Friday.
Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, medical histories, credit or debit information, drivers license and other data, primarily of pregnant donors, was copied onto unencrypted backup tapes, according to a complaint by the FTC.
While in transit from one facility to another, the tapes were stolen from a backpack left in an employee's car, the complaint said.
A Bemidji lawyer who harbored a fugitive and lied to police about it had her license to practice law placed on administrative probation last week by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Meat from a dairy cow slaughtered for food was found to be "adulterated" after testing of the cow's kidney revealed the presence of 0.47 parts per million of penicillin, according to a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month. The acceptable maximum is 0.05 parts per million.
Kronebusch Farms, Inc., in Altura, Minn. also failed to keep complete treatment records for medicated animals, the FDA found.
A message has been left for president and owner Daniel Kronebusch.
A Blaine man who counseled debtors and prepared legal documents is barred from those activities in Minnesota, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota ruled last month.
The ruling follows cease-and-desist orders in Colorado, Missouri and the Eastern District of Wisconsin and an agreement to refrain from certain activities in St. Louis County in Minnesota.
Jonak was ordered to refund the fees paid by 18 former clients and pay each $2,000 in damages.
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