NHIA Investigation Shows No Data Leak So Far 健保署宣稱 無證據顯示健保個資外洩

Several employees of the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) are suspected of leaking people's personal information. Initial reports indicated there is no evidence of a data breach.

The National Health Insurance Administration revealed that internal staff are suspected of leaking personal information to the public and other intelligence agencies for 13 years. A few days ago, the media disclosed that the investigation found that the underwriting division conducted 130,000 inquiries about people's insurance information. No evidence of a data breach has been found from the Administration's investigation.

Tsai Hsiu-ching, Director, Civil Service Ethics Office, NHIA: “The colleague surnamed Hsieh inquired about more than 100,000 pieces of information during the period from Aug. 3 to Aug. 8th, 2018. Our preliminary investigation has shown that these inquiries were within the scope necessary to perform statutory duties.”

The NHIA said Hsieh retrieved the data for statistical analysis to evaluate the implementation of changes to the monthly retirement annuity for retired civil servants in July 2018. If retired civil servants changed from the first category of dependents to insure, to using the second and third categories of professional trade unions or agricultural and fishery associations, how much the NHIA's insurance premiums would be affected?

Tsai Hsiu-ching, Director, Civil Service Ethics Office, NHIA: “Hsieh calling data is currently for use in official business, and there are statistical results that are proof which can support his actions. Our current investigation shows de didn't call the personal data of specific national security personnel. And according to our logs, no data has been downloaded onto a USB drive.”

The employee surnamed Li who has been in charge of the underwriting business for more than 10 years, is still under investigation. He inquired about more than 133,000 and 35,000 records respectively during his period of accessibility.








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