The breaches, which affected veterans and VA employees, included stealing veterans' identities from electronic health and financial records to make fraudulent credit cards. As Deven McGraw, Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology Health Privacy Project noted "Protecting the privacy of every American is important, but you would think that we would be very careful when it came to our veterans. They sure earned it."
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- Deven McGraw, Director, Center for Democracy and Technology Health Privacy Project
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(a) Investigation Finds Thousands of HIPAA Privacy Breaches at VA - www.iHealthBeat.org, 10/15/2013