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NC: Lawsuit: ‘Alarming’ data breach at Coastal Prep Academy exposed sensitive personal data

Benjamin Schachtman reports: According to a letter sent to parents by Coastal Preparatory Academy and a lawsuit filed in Superior Court, a former employee obtained extremely sensitive personal information about parents and students, including social security numbers, health and financial information, and employment records. The charter school has filed several civil actions to recover...

Ashley County Medical Center investigates former employee accused of violating federal privacy laws

Gabrielle Phifer reports: Ashley County Medical Center is investigating a former employee they claim inappropriately viewed medical records of 772 patients. According to a release, ACMC’s policy and procedures revealed that a former employee, who has been identified as a nurse, accessed some patient information for purposes unrelated to care and treatment. Based on...

More than 200 people affected by privacy breaches at Nova Scotia Health

Jack Julian reports: Another privacy breach at Nova Scotia Health has affected more than 200 people. In a release Tuesday, the province’s health authority said they are contacting 211 people by letter whose personal health information was “inappropriately accessed” in two unrelated incidents. The breaches took place at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow,...