Exposure

Hospital Addresses Online Privacy Mistake

When a former patient at West Penn hospital went online to pay her bill, she discovered that she could access 85 other patients’ information, including their names, addresses, medical procedures and costs. When the hospital did not reply to two emails she sent alerting them to the problem, she went to a news station,...

UK: Court documents found in middle of road

David Mills reports: A file of confidential documents relating to an ongoing court case have been found scattered across a road by a member of the public. Around 100 muddied A4 sheets were found near the Waldo Road tip in Bromley at the junction of Homesdale Road and Waldo Road at around 9am on...

Pat Fitzgerald Boots One

In a remarkable screw-up, a Department of Justice official today accidentally distributed to the media a document containing the names of nearly 20 confidential witnesses interviewed during a federal probe targeting the operators of a fraudulent investment scheme. In announcing felony charges against two men for their roles in an alleged $15 million Ponziesque...

UK: Derriford Hospital’s data losses revealed

Confidential data from Derriford Hospital has been lost or stolen 17 times during the past two years, health chiefs have admitted. The theft of seven hospital laptops, patient blood results being sent to the wrong address and members of the public accessing sensitive files are among data problems recorded since January 2007. The hospital...