Copy Machines Pose a Major Risk of Confidentiality Breaches

A recent CBS News expose on the potential security problems associated with copy machines should be of concern to every fire and EMS organization in the country. The potential for violations of patient and employee confidentiality are enormous, not to mention the risk of identity theft. A big thank you to John Murphy for finding this for us.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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