Security's Everyman

Security's Everyman

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sorry, Wrong Number

This is really encouraging and makes me feel so good about my privacy. Rich Mogull, of, posted an open letter to a healthcare company that keeps faxing him various medical records. They ranged from insurance records to test results. Again, another example of people just going about their daily job not paying attention (or caring) if they are doing it to the best of their ability or not. I'm sure (at least I hope) that Rich contacted them after the first time or two that this happened and let them know that they had a wrong number. Yet, if he did, they apparently continue to fax someones PRIVATE medical records to anyone who has a fax. I'm sure that HIPAA
(thanks Dr. Chuvakin) would not be very happy to hear this.

This also reminds me about an incident that happened at a former employer of mine. A Upper Management person was going through a nasty divorce and was having an email war with the soon-to-be ex-spouse and decided that they needed to print the emails for safe keeping. They ended up on the printer of a tech in a office over 100 miles away. OOPPS!

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