The Honolulu Advertiser reports on a case where an insider accessed medical data and then publicized it.
A 22-year-old woman who had a part in the posting of an HIV victim’s medical records on the Internet was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday.
Rhonda Wong-Fernandez accessed the records while working at Straub Clinic and Hospital and gave the material to the victim’s sister-in-law, Circuit Judge Randal Lee said in passing sentence. […]
But Lee called the defendant’s conduct “egregious” and said the year of imprisonment should serve as a deterrent and a warning to others “that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated.”