Monday, July 1, 2013

Is This Proactive Privacy Breach Detection?

A Canadian hospital employee was fired for inappropriately accessing patients' records of prescription medications that have been filled at community pharmacies in Saskatchewan.

The hospital noted "a regular audit" in mid-June found that the privacy breaches had occurred "over the previous couple of months."

"The accesses had occurred over the previous couple of months."
- Greg Hoffort, CEO, St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, Canada
Just how proactive should breach detection be? Some are saying the hospital did a good job even though the breaches took place months before detection. What do you think?
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(a) Breach of privacy at St. Joseph's -, 06/28/2013

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