Posts Tagged ‘Des Moines Register’

Iowa Land Records Association Posts SSNs…Including The Governor’s…On Their Internet Site

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Okay, here’s another example of a ridiculously dumb privacy breach that occurred, in Iowa this time, through a government agency posting information on the Internet…


Insider Threat Examples: HIPAA Violations Go UnPenalized In Iowa

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

When I got my Sunday Des Moines Register out of the orange box across the road this morning, the front page headline leaped out at me, “Medical privacy law fails to stop snooping.”
In one of the incidents described, a woman was incredibly embarrassed and humiliated after all the intimate details about an operation she had on her uterus, including her full name, that were in her doctor’s files were apparently published in marketing material…


The Importance of Policies…Breathalyzer = Drug Test = Physical Search = 4th Amendment Violation?: Iowa High School Students Given Breathalyzer Tests at the Prom

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

I’m always interested in reading about information security and privacy issues reported here in the heartland.
A story in my local daily paper, the Des Moines Register, caught my eye and filled my thoughts today and points out, among other things, the importance of having policies and communicating them.