[ Monday, November 03, 2008 ]
Oregon VA error posts personal info online:
In a case of open government/open records versus personal privacy, the VA in Portland, Oregon posted some spending information
to an online website that allows the public to keep track of government spending. The expense information related to lodging for veterans who were receiving treatment at the Portland VA hospital, and unfortunately included some partial names and social security numbers (but apparently no medical information). Of course, it's still PHI.
Jeff [3:58 PM]
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