Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hospital Clerks Snooped in Patients' Records

Four hospital clerks were found to have snooped in patient records, according to the Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. A total of 52 patients had there personal information breached; one clerk inappropriately accessed 43 patients' information.

The hospital reports that the privacy breaches were done out of "curiosity" on the part of these employees.

"Some 52 patients of had their personal health information breached over the last five years."
- Hospital spokesperson
The four breaches were discovered during "routine audits" but it is unclear why some occured five years ago and are just being reported. Organizations seeking to proactively detect privacy data breaches and identity thefts can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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