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Armen Keteyian at cbsnews.com:

But it wasn't until hitting "print" on the fourth machine - from Affinity Health Plan, a New York insurance company, that we obtained the most disturbing documents: 300 pages of individual medical records. They included everything from drug prescriptions, to blood test results, to a cancer diagnosis. A potentially serious breach of federal privacy law. "You're talking about potentially ruining someone's life," said Ira Winkler. "Where they could suffer serious social repercussions."

Today I learned that nearly all office photocopiers have internal hard-drives which store a copy of all documents scanned by the machine. Makes you think, doesn’t it. Everyone takes great pains to keep digital data encrypted and preserve privacy… Is this a known thing in I.T.?

Today I learned that nearly all office photocopiers have internal hard-drives which store a copy of all documents scanned by the machine. Makes you think, doesn't it. Everyone takes great pains to keep digital data encrypted and preserve privacy... Is this a known thing in I.T.?

∞ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/digital-photocopiers-loaded-with-secrets/

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