Nl: Pharmacies don't keep patient information safe from hackers


Private information about patients is ‘there for the taking’ at some Dutch pharmacies, according to a new report by the privacy watchdog CBP, theVolkskrant reports on Friday.

Local authority and amusement park data bases are also extremely vulnerable to hackers, the watchdog says. The CPB looked at 15 public and private organisations in terms of their data protection levels. Nine investigations are still under way.

‘We were shocked by the results. The most simple rules for good security are not being followed,’ CBP chairman Jacob Kohnstamm told the paper. The organisation did not release the names of the failing organisations.


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