A timely reminder that good information security practices don’t necessarily have anything to do with computers:
The health insurer Aetna is facing criticism for revealing the HIV status of potentially thousands of customers after it sent out a mailer in which information about ordering prescription HIV drugs was clearly visible through the envelope’s clear window.
For example, in a letter sent to a customer in Brooklyn, the window revealed considerably more than the address. It also showed the beginning of a letter advising the customer about options “when filing prescriptions for HIV Medic … .”
It’s funny; usually those envelope letter windows are considered best practice because it lowers the risk of address/letter screw ups. In this case, though..