Winnipeg the latest scene of improperly sent medical records

In the latest case of medical records being faxed to the wrong location, today’s news is that a Winnipeg woman’s fax machine has been receiving medical records for the past year.

As is typical of situations like these, faxes arriving at the woman’s fax machine about Continue reading “Winnipeg the latest scene of improperly sent medical records”

Seventh Circuit rules on junk fax case about 3rd party senders

In a case on junk faxes, the seventh circuit court recently ruled that a company that hired a company to send faxes on their behalf was not liable for violating junk fax rules for a mass fax broadcast larger than they ordered.

The client ordered Continue reading “Seventh Circuit rules on junk fax case about 3rd party senders”

Could fax be the smoking gun for voter fraud in a Sydney subrub?

The deputy mayor of Auburn (a suburb of Sydney, Australia) is under investigation for voter fraud after a stream of voter registration faxes arrived from the same fax number.

According to local police, 37 faxes for voter registration were submitted, many with similar handwriting and signatures that did not match existing records. 57 online enrollments were also Continue reading “Could fax be the smoking gun for voter fraud in a Sydney subrub?”

Could a hacker be fined under junk fax law for printer trolling?

The Junk Fax Protection Act of 2005 imposes a penalty of $500 per fax for advertisements to a fax machine without an established business relationship.

A hacker’s mass printer trolling (causing many printers to print material) may have crossed the line where it can be considered advertising, as it contained information to direct the fax’s recipients to Continue reading “Could a hacker be fined under junk fax law for printer trolling?”

Nova Scotia spa has been receiving mental health records for over a decade

For the last decade, a spa in Bedford, Nova Scotia has been receiving faxes destined for the local mental health centre.

The spa’s fax number is one number off from the number intended to be dialed.

Despite numerous memos from the local health authority, the spa Continue reading “Nova Scotia spa has been receiving mental health records for over a decade”

Yellow Pages Fax Scam emerges in Australia

It appears that thousands of Australian businesses are receiving faxes that look to be from Yellow Pages, but are actually for a competing (and possibly phony) directory.

This is not a new scam – a similar one was recently shut down in Australia – it unfortunately takes some customers by surprise.

The faxes being issued have Continue reading “Yellow Pages Fax Scam emerges in Australia”

Electronic records, not a standalone fax machine responsible for misdialled Saskatchewan health records

Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner Gary Dickson recently released a report on health information on over 1,000 patients in Saskatchewan being sent to wrong or old fax numbers.

This time, it appears to be the electronic faxing feature of electronic fax records, as opposed to a Continue reading “Electronic records, not a standalone fax machine responsible for misdialled Saskatchewan health records”