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Medical Faxes Sent to Incorrect Destination

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

August 5, 2011

A Merivale resident has received between 50 and 100 faxes containing the personal health information of patients from as many as five different healthcare institutions, Stuff.co.nz reports. The compromised data includes details of mental health illnesses, treatments, prescribed medications and other sensitive data. A representative from one of the health institutions said he is "very concerned" about the incidents, adding, "We are investigating this matter, as any potential breach of patient privacy is a serious matter and of major concern."
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