MA: EMTs, paramedics may not know personal information is posted online

Boston25 News reported this last week:

A state database reveals personal information about some health care workers, who say they’re worried about potential violence following them home.

Bob St. Martin is a paramedic who made a troubling discovery earlier this month when he found a link to download his personal information online.

“We have to re-certify every couple of years, so I was online checking recertification dates,” St. Martin explained. “It said ‘download information.’ I clicked on it and saw I got more information than I was expecting.”

Well, color me confused. Most certified/registered/licensed professionals are used to having their registration details available for online verification. How is this new or shocking? I think it may be time to ask whether there’s really any reason for some information to be publicly available, but until that changes, then….?

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