Fawcett’s cancer file breached
Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2008
Months before UCLA Medical Center caught staffers looking at the medical records of Britney Spears, Farrah Fawcett learned that a hospital employee had gone through records of her cancer treatments there. UCLA terminated the employee who inappropriately reviewed Fawcett's records. Despite greater attention to medical privacy, the hospital records of high-profile and other patients have been breached across the country as record-keeping systems have become computerized, experts say.
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