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The government of Singapore is once again apologising for a serious breach of citizens' privacy: this time, the personal details of 14,200 individuals who tested positive for HIV, and 2,400 of their contacts, have been published online.
The country's Ministry of Health (MoH) said it had been aware since 2016 that one Mikhy Farrera Brochez could be in possession of the information, but it had not announced this because Brochez had not published anything. It had, however, notified the individuals affected.
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The announcement comes just seven months after the personal details of 1.5 million patients held by the SingHealth medical giant were blabbed after a cyberattack.
The country's health ministry said Brochez had departed from Singapore last year, and while it didn't say where he is now, the Ministry of Health said it was seeking assistance from foreign partners to bring him back to face charges.
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The MoH said it first notified police that Brochez might have accessed health records in May 2016.
Brochez, who has been in a relationship with National Public Health Unit head Ler Teck Siang since 2008, was in...
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