Fi: Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District confirms data breach by ex-staff member, 900 patients’ data compromised

YLE News reports:

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) has discovered that a former employee, who served as a practical nurse within the district, breached the privacy of nearly 1,000 patients.

The case was confirmed by HUS Administrative Chief Medical Officer (AVMO) Teppo Heikkilä, who said the nurse gained access to the files through the Apotti patient record system.


On Tuesday, the Hospital District issued a statement regarding two additional suspected, but smaller, breaches. These incidents involved unauthorised access to the medical records of “several dozens or hundreds” of patients.

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