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    Honolulu Advertiser: Medical privacy violator gets 1 year

    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.”

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