First Britney, Now Farrah: More Privacy Issues at UCLA Hospital

Jacob Goldstein writes in The Wall Street Journal:

LA is a company town, and some employees at UCLA Medical Center seem to be having a tough time keeping their noses out of movie stars’ business.

The med center fired more than a dozen employees and disciplined others, including six physicians, for unauthorized looks at Britney Spears’s medical records, the Los Angeles Times reported last month. Today, the paper reports a similar breach of privacy for Farrah Fawcett.

Spears was in the psych unit there; Fawcett was treated for cancer.


After the paper posted the Fawcett story online yesterday, the California Department of Public Health launched an investigation into the matter.

Full story – Wall Street Journal

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