Indian outsourcing boss arrested for selling medical records

From the Mail Foreign Service:

The head of an Indian outsourcing company has been arrested for selling confidential medical records of patients treated at one of Britain’s top private hospitals.

Police arrested Vikas Dhairyashil Bansode on Tuesday after an undercover investigation revealed the records were being sold for as little as £4 each.

Hundreds of files containing intimate details of patients’ conditions, home addresses and dates of birth were allegedly sold by Bansode, 29, and his accomplices.

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Police in India confirmed Bansode, the director of Pro BPS, an outsourcing company in Pune, had been arrested for stealing medical data and selling it to middle men who would market the private records in internet chat rooms. He remains in police custody.

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