Data Leak in Singapore Exposes HIV Status of 14,000 Locals and Foreign Visitors

Medical records and contact information belonging to thousands of HIV-positive Singaporeans and foreign visitors to the southeast Asian city state have been leaked online, according to an alert issued by the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH).

In a statement on its website, the ministry said the confidential health information of some 14,200 individuals diagnosed with HIV had been exposed.

“The information has been illegally disclosed online,” it said. “We have worked with the relevant parties to disable access to the information.”

Source: Data Leak in Singapore Exposes HIV Status of 14,000 Locals and Foreign Visitors

This is why we don’t like centralised medical databases