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Baxter observed that with individual info progressively getting taken care of in digital wellness information, paper records are discarded, creating greater threat of paper-based personal privacy breaches. Her group collected recycling materials from five private hospitals, which had procedures around the security of personal wellness info, recycling bins, garbage bins and secure shredding receptacles. At each site they gathered all recycling materials at least 3 x weekly over a month from inpatient wards, outpatient treatment centers, emergency departments, doctor offices and intense care units. Altogether, they gathered 591.6 kilogram of recycling, including 2,687 papers with personally identifiable information.Conversations upon this subject are closed.