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Georgia Hospital Exposes Patient Email Addresses in Mass Email

  • , Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:16 PM

St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA sent out a mass email last week exposing the email addresses of everyone on their list. The hospital intended to bcc the email addresses but mistakenly left the address names in the 'to' line of the email leaking the email addresses of 1,175 patients. "St. Francis understands the importance of safeguarding our patients’ personal information and takes that responsibility very seriously," explained Pam Burns, the hospital's privacy officer in a statement. "We will continue to do all that we can to work with our patients to help minimize any potential impact of this situation. We regret that this incident has occurred, and we are committed to preventing such occurrences in the future. We appreciate our patients’ support during this time."



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