- May 19, 2004
- Reaction score
- Plano, TX
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
Source: First Coast News
Not sure about you, but this scares me to think that this could even happen.WEST PALM BEACH, FL (AP) -- A controversy is brewing over the release of a confidential list of 4500 Palm Beach County residents with AIDS and 2,000 residents who are HIV positive. Officials say the list was inadvertently e-mailed to more than 800 Palm Beach County workers.
Computer technicians quickly shut down the county health department's e-mail system and officials believe only about 10 people opened the e-mail.
A spokesman says Palm Beach County Health Department Director Doctor Jean Malecki has launched a "full and major investigation" into the incident.
A statistician accidently attached the file with the identities and addresses of AIDS patients and others who have tested HIV positive to an e-mail containing a montly statistics report.