Email attachment error breaches privacy of 3,700 Hope Community Resources of Alaska clients

Sean Doogan reports:

Families and caregivers connected to Alaska’s disabled are speaking out after the inadvertent release of private, personal and sensitive identity and healthcare information was blasted out in an email chain on Monday night. Some are just angry that an attachment with personal information was accidentally added to a survey solicitation for Hope Community Resources of Alaska. Others are worried the release of sensitive and valuable personal information — like name, date-of-birth, next of kin and contact information — could potentially lead to discrimination against the disabled.

Ironically, the survey reportedly included a question asking clientele about their experience with Hope’s handling of sensitive healthcare-related and personal information.

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