The Tribunal said the breaches were misconduct and could not be defended by cultural differences; they rejected the defense that "everyone else was doing it."
"many of her forays into medical files were "a matter of curiosity", which could not be excused by claims of concern, professional interest, follow up or training."The breaches were discovered by an audit but it is unclear why the inappropriate access went on for 13 months. Frequent audits on every worker, not just a sample, to proactively detect privacy data breaches are easily accomplished with SaaS analytics services.
- Health Practitioners' Disciplinary Tribunal
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.Sources:
(a) Snooping MidCentral Health nurse censured - www.Stuff.co.nz, 09/09/2015