A cautionary tale of data breaches from Canada

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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