A cautionary tale of data breaches from Canada

This article details two data breaches in Canada–not the mass ones we typically cover, caused by criminals–but from aggrieved parties looking up information on or for a personal relationship. One was a doctor using the open accounts of others to gain personal information about a girlfriend’s ex, the other was a pharmacist who decided to play ‘Gossip Girl.’ One wonders how it doesn’t happen more often, especially as interoperability and ease of use increases. Send a case of Excedrin (or Panadol) to your favorite hospital, clinic or large practice CIO. Health records snooping a threat to all: If private information can become public, why would we provide it? Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) Journal Hat tip to reader Bill Oravecz of Santa Rosa Consulting