Newaygo County nursing home had a serious breach of patient privacy when an employee used her phone to Snapchat a photo of an elderly resident. At least one employee used the Snapchat app to send a patient’s photo, but more may have been involved. Though Snapchat is an app which claims the data doesn’t stay on the site or another person’s phone, but as digital experts have said, that data is stored somewhere. Given to a specialist, that data could be recovered, which means that Snapchatting a resident’s photo is a serious breach of privacy. Authorities did confiscate one employee’s phone in the investigation. See article here.

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