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Company, Hospital Terminate Employees Following Breaches

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA & U.S

January 13, 2011

An Australian company and an Arizona hospital have both announced employee terminations based on privacy breaches. Australia's Vodafone says it has let several employees go after a breach that exposed customer details including names, addresses, dates of birth and credit card numbers, The Herald Sun reports. A Vodafone spokeswoman said the company has "contacted the NSW Police while its investigation continues." Meanwhile, Tucson's University Medical Center (UMC) has terminated three employees and a contracted nurse for violating patient privacy following last weekend's shooting rampage. The breaches will be investigated and addressed, said a UMC spokeswoman, adding, "With advances in technology, ensuring patient privacy has become the focus of hospitals nationwide."
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