CORRECTION AND APOLOGY

On August 19,  PHIprivacy.net posted an excerpt from The NewsStar concerning a breach of patient information for over 6,000 patients at E. A. Conway Medical Center. 

Today, PHIprivacy.net learned that TheNewsStar‘s coverage was inaccurate in some important respects.

That post has now been replaced with a correction and an apology to the professor of ethical hacking who discovered the exposed patient data and responsibly reported it.

As a small privately-funded blog, PHIprivacy.net cannot investigate nor confirm every media report on a breach. In this case, the media were mislead by a statement issued by the LSU Health System. LSU’s statement was confusing as to how the breach occurred and downright inaccurate in other respects.

You can read the correction and apology here.

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