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[ISN] Investigation into South Australia's Medvet lab after serious privacy breach


By Sarah Martin
The Advertiser
July 18, 2011

THE South Australian Government has ordered an urgent investigation into its medical laboratory, Medvet, over a privacy bungle.

The security breach, which resulted in the online publishing of the personal details of people seeking paternity and drug tests, has also opened the door to legal action against the SA Government, or for individual compensation claims.

Customer invoices from Medvet, which is wholly owned by SA Health, were still accessible on the internet yesterday, revealing the addresses and product orders of hundreds of people.

Most invoices are for personal drug and paternity tests, which Medvet sells for up to $770, while claiming "privacy and confidentiality is our priority".


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