Patients records probed by language inspectors

14th December 2006, Comments 0 comments

14 December 2006, BARCELONA — A hospital has been fined for revealing patients' details to linguistic inspectors from the Catalan regional government.

14 December 2006

BARCELONA — A hospital has been fined for revealing patients' details to linguistic inspectors from the Catalan regional government.

The inspectors were checking the records were written in Catalan as well as Spanish, reported the Spanish daily El Mundo on Thursday.

But the Spanish Data Protection Association fined the Hospital de Sant Rafael in Barcelona EUR 60,101 for revealing details, including patients' records, which should remain secret under the Data Protection Act.

The linguistic law in Catalonia means all signs, official documents and any other public notices must be written in both languages.

Companies have been fined for not have their advertisements or signs in Catalan and Spanish.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 

  

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