Tuesday, September 29, 2009

They Keep Sending the Faxes

For all of you who still are under the illusion that data breaches can be prevented I submit the following...

Doctors in three Tennessee cities have been sending sensitive patient information to the fax machine of an Indiana businessman for three years, reports the Tennessean.com. "This is a total breach of privacy," said the recipient of the faxes, Bill Keith. Despite repeated attempts to correct the problem, including calls, faxes and e-mails to state officials and the doctors' offices, Keith says his office continues to receive about five faxes each week that contain patients' data, including medical histories and Social Security numbers. A Department of Human Services spokesperson described the situation as "troubling." Full Story