Health Data

Amazon’s Pharmacy Venture Opens New Privacy, Security Law Risks

Jacquie Lee and Jake Holland report: Amazon’s push into delivering prescription drugs puts it in the crosshairs of everyone from state attorneys general to data thieves—who will all be scrutinizing how the e-commerce giant protects sensitive patient information. Amazon’s new online pharmacy business will sell brand and generic prescription medications that consumers can buy through their...

UK: Second hospital data breach revealed in online papers

Emily Roberts reports: A second data breach has been reported by the trust which runs Basingstoke hospital, after personal data of 1,000 members of staff was shared. Details of the breach which was reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in July, have come to light in meeting papers published by Hampshire Hospitals NHS...

NY: Four Winds Hospital reveals September ransomware attack

On September 1, Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, New York discovered that they had been attacked. On November 14, they issued a statement on their site and in local media. From that statement: What happened?  In September 2020, Four Winds Hospital in Katonah was the victim of a ransomware attack that prevented the Hospital from...