The doctors worked at a health clinic and allegedly took information about the patients there and then contacted them when they started working at a new clinic.
"[The physicians] obtained "some or all" of the individual's addresses without the clinic's or the patients' consent.." - Leader-PostReportedly the privacy breach was discovered after someone filed a complaint. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect privacy data breaches and identity thefts can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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(a) Doctors charged over privacy breach - www.LeaderPost.com, 10/2/2014