Another frightening story from the NYT of patient data exposed online.
A medical privacy breach led to the public posting on a commercial Web site of data for 20,000 emergency room patients…
Two items struck me about this story.
- The cause of the breach seems to be unknown, probably foolish and inadvertent and simply the result of human error.
- Even though the error is unerving and scary sounding, absolutley no one was damaged by it.