ANNOUNCE: Change your bookmarks and RSS Feed

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Mar 092015
 

In 2008, I spun off PHIprivacy.net from PogoWasRight.org to start reporting on all the breaches and medical privacy issues of concern to me. The following year, I spun off DataBreaches.net from PogoWasRight.org to cover all non-healthcare sector breaches. It’s time to re-merge. Three blogs are just too much to keep […]

NZ: Plunket medical records from 20 years ago found in Taranaki house

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Mar 082015
 

This was from last month, but I just caught up with it. Blanton Smith reported: Plunket have launched an investigation after medical records were found in a house at the Taranaki Building Removers’ yard. For those not familiar with them, “Plunket” is the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, a provider of support […]

Toronto Star’s View: Ontario should prosecute those snooping into patients’ medical records

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Mar 082015
 

From a Toronto Star editorial: There isn’t much point in having a law on the books only to have people flout it with impunity. Yet that’s precisely the case with legislation that’s supposed to protect Ontarians from unwarranted snooping into their medical records. The province’s Personal Health Information Protection Act has been […]

NC: Nurse, pastor’s wife pleads guilty to ID theft

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Mar 082015
 

Diane Turbyfill reports: A Belmont woman used her position as a nurse and pastor’s wife to defraud two elderly people. Deborah Costner Taylor pleaded guilty in court Friday to identity theft and obtaining property by false pretense. […] She is married to the pastor of East Belmont Baptist Church and worked at CaroMont […]