Stanford Hospital Patients’ Private Data Was Posted Online

by Larry Emmott on September 16, 2011

in Internet,Security

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.

  1. The cause of the breach seems to be unknown, probably foolish and inadvertent and simply the result of human error.
  2. Even though the error is unerving and scary sounding, absolutley no one was damaged by it.

via Stanford Hospital Patients’ Private Data Was Posted Online – NYTimes.com.

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