Exposure

VA: Medical records blowing in the wind

CBS 6 reports that hundreds of medical records from patients at Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists were blowing around a parking lot. The records included, “patient lists, insurance information, social security information, phone numbers and treatment records that included one patient being treated for the herpes STD.” So how did the medical office respond...

First we threaten the reporters….?

Kristen Ross of KBTX has a 3-part series on improper disposal of medical records in paper format. Part 1 describes hundreds of medical records floating around a dumpster that included names, addresses, social security numbers and medicaid numbers. Those documents were from the Daniel Jarvis Home Health Agency. According to Ross, attorneys for the...

Computer technician on trial in Hong Kong celebrity sex photo case

Marina Dimova reports that computer technician Sze Ho-chun went on trial for stealing explicit photographs from singer-actor Edison Chen’s laptop and uploading them to the internet. The case triggered a huge celebrity sex scandal in Hong Kong because the photos depicted Chen and various starlets in sex acts. Sze allegedly got access to the...

IN: Goshen attorney dumps client files in the trash

Justin Leighty of The Elkhart Truth reports that confidential client files from attorney Joe Lehman’s office were just dumped in the trash. The files contained personal and financial information, and were disposed of during a move the office was making. What’s somewhat dumbfounding is that the attorney claimed he didn’t know that there was...

NZ: Privacy authority joins inquiry

Janine Rankin reports: The Privacy Commission will investigate how schools released schoolgirls’ contact details as part of the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination programme. The programme’s planned to continue next year to reach another three year groups, and in future will be routine for Year 8s. Assistant privacy commissioner Katrine Evans said getting the...