Hospital staff members are supposed to access only records of patients under their care, so this was clearly a breach of a patient's privacy. The hospital issued an apology to Ryder and contacted the office of the Privacy Commissioner.
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(a) Apology to Ryder Over Privacy Breach - Otago Daily Times, 04/13/2013