Not as big as the one in the UK, but serious as well...the second biggest cause of security breaches is the human tendency to ignore policy or at least be ignorant regarding security policy. Again, anyone heard of secured servers for storing this information? Encryption is pretty cheap. BD
Canadian health authorities have lost intimate medical data including HIV and hepatitis test results for an undetermined number of citizens in a recent security breach, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador admitted Nov. 26.
According to a media release, on the evening of Nov. 20, a consultant employed by the Provincial Public Health Laboratory was contacted at his home office by an unidentified security researcher. The researcher told the consultant that he was in possession of patient information stored on the consultant's computer.