Kim Kardashian had her records “improperly accessed” by employees of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who were subsequently fired for doing so.
A report in the LA Times today said that six people were fired for privacy breaches involving the medical records of 14 patients from June 18-24. Kim Kardashian delivered her daughter on June 15 and checked out about a week later.
The family suspected that information was leaking from the hospital after various media reports surfaced with certain information about the birth of her daughter North that she hadn’t told anyone.
Kim was glad the hospital contacted her and is happy that action was taken against the workers.
Did the hospital the right method in firing the employees? Should we allow for celebrities to disregard their status in order to prevent information from leaking out, even if a hospital employee has rights to confidential information and is part of their job?
What do you think?