Maternity hospital probed for data leaks

Cai Wenjun reports:

The Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission said yesterday that it was investigating staff at Fengxian District Central Hospital, which reportedly sold personal information of pregnant women.

The commission said hospitals must protect patients’ privacy and it will reveal the results of investigation soon.

A woman who delivered a baby girl at the hospital in October called Shanghai Television after she was flooded with calls from people promoting baby products and insurance, including a telecom fraud that claimed to be from a government department offering birth subsidy.


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