PA: ID thief sentenced to county prison

Michael P. Rellahan writes on DailyLocal.com: A Chester County judge on Tuesday “reluctantly” agreed to sentence a former Chester County Hospital employee to a term in county prison for stealing the identities of dozens of former patients and using them to order items over the Internet. Judge James P. MacElree II peppered the prosecutor...

Vendor identifies top five healthcare data security risks

Molly Merrill writes in Healthcare IT News that Absolute Software Corporation, a security software solutions vendor, has identified the top five data security risks most often faced by healthcare facilities. The five risks are: 1. Failure to protect sensitive data beyond encryption. 2. Inability to accurately manage mobile computer assets. 3. Sensitive information on...

States Hand Over the DNA of Newborns to DHS (OpEd)

Marti Oakley writes: Unknown to most new parents, or those who became parents in the last ten or so years, DNA of newborns has been harvested, tested, stored and experimented with by all 50 states. And all 50 states are now routinely providing these results to the Homeland Security Department. No doubt we can...

Wisc. agencies continue to deny ambulance records

Darryl Enriquez writes in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Some fire and police agencies continue to deny public access to ambulance reports, despite a Sept. 28 opinion from state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen that says to do so violates the state’s open records law. Those agencies continue to withhold basic public information, claiming that...