Mumbai: After data from a privately-run pathology lab, Health Care Solutions, Parel, leaked around six months ago and has been in circulation on social media, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now decided to issue a show-cause notice to the lab for being ‘irresponsible’.
The leaked data contained the test results of patients, along with vital details like name, age, address and contact numbers. Many reports even had results of HIV, pregnancy and tuberculosis tests, and went viral on social sites after the leak.
Read more on The Asian Age. But the BMC isn’t the only one with questions:
The Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society (MSACS), is set to send a notice to Health Solutions, a private pathology laboratory after data of 43,000 patients — including sensitive information about HIV patients — got leaked online after their unprotected server in the US was hacked. On December 5, mid-day published a report on how hackers used new modus operandi to blackmail patients by procuring their sensitive reports through illegal means. Following this, a three-day investigation was conducted by the officials.
Read more on Mid-Day.com.