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Leaving packets of data by the side of the road in paper bags...

A major US insurer is reported to have sent thousands of letters to HIV positive clients containing information and options about filling prescriptions for the virus. Unfortunately content in the letters may have breached of privacy as some of the content was visible through the envelope window. Click here to read more.

That's a worthwhile reminder that privacy breaches don't just happen with new technology: leaving data by the side of the road in little paper bags also has security problems. Although it may not be as easy to lose hundreds of thousands of records to hackers, sometimes it only takes one person knowing your private information for it to be a very big problem. 


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