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Attempts to access Kate Middleton’s medical records are no surprise. Such breaches are all too common

By Bruce Baer Arnold, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Canberra
The alleged data breach involving Catherine, Princess of Wales tells us something about health privacy. If hospital staff can apparently access a future queen’s medical records without authorisation, it can happen to you.

Indeed it may have already happened to you, given many breaches of health data go under the radar.

Here’s why breaches of health data keep on happening.

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