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