Sunday, June 08, 2014

Facebook and Privacy

(Cincinnati, Ohio) Interested-Participant advises that maximum discretion be employed in all Internet postings. Oh, and don't trust anybody.
An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook - revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis - has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker accused of accessing her file.

The 20-year-old Cincinnati woman filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hamilton County court.

She says she refused to tell her ex-boyfriend why she was being treated at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She says he then contacted another woman he was romantically involved with who worked at the hospital.

The lawsuit says the worker accessed the woman's medical record and gave it to her ex. It was then posted to a Facebook page about allegedly promiscuous women.

The hospital says the employee was fired and that they've notified federal authorities about the case.
In the words of former Gulf Coast crime boss Carlos Marcello, "Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead."


slwlion1 said...

Syphilis ? And she refused to tell her boyfriend why she was being treated ?? Screw her ! Oops, on second thought maybe not !

Doom said...

Isn't having sex with someone, while you knowingly have venereal disease, a crime? I can't see how there can be an expectation of privacy on some matters.

Wireless.Phil said...

It is especially a crime if it is HIV or AIDS. That is, I think, attempted murder.

With all the horror stories I've read about FB, I'm glad I never goined it.
However lot of people share the same name which can present a problem for some.


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