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University of Florida Health Shands notifies patients of privacy breach

University of Florida Health Shands officials have notified 1,562 individuals affected by a privacy incident involving a former employee who accessed medical records outside the scope of their duties between March 30, 2019 and April 6, 2021. Although this information did not involve Social Security Numbers, insurance details or other financial information, some demographic...

4,700 Amazon employees had unauthorized access to private seller data

Tim De Chant reports: Thousands of Amazon employees, including those who developed private-label goods for the e-commerce giant, enjoyed years of access to sensitive third-party seller data, according to a new report. An internal audit in 2015 traced the issue to lax security protocols, including the use of a tool called “spoofer access,” which...

Everett medical worker charged with ID theft of 39 patients

Ellen Davis reports: An Everett medical worker stole sensitive records from 39 patients, including elderly patients, to forge identities she then used to rent an apartment and buy two cars, according to unprofessional conduct charges filed by the Washington State Department of Health. The woman, 37, has also been charged in a separate criminal...