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10 Head-Slapping Data Breaches

By Jordan Robertson - 2013-02-11T19:57:20Z

Photograph by Thomas Barwick

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Clinic Reveals HIV Status

The Northstar Healthcare clinic in Chicago sent a mass e-mail to patients last year that revealed more than it should have.

More than 170 patients, many of whom were being treated for HIV and AIDS, got e-mails from the clinic that did not hide their e-mail addresses, according to CBS 2. Northstar did not respond to a request for comment.

Here's some advice from more than a decade ago that's still appropriate today: If you're sending mass e-mails, hide the recipient list. Please.

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