The Veterans Affairs Department led the nation in digitizing medical records, giving employees access to health and financial records with a few keystrokes. An analysis of reports filed with the VA's Risk Management and Incident Response Resolution Team found a pattern of illegal snooping through patient files, or lost sensitive data such as Social Security numbers.
Privacy breaches in VA health records wound veterans
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