U.S. Charges American Man Accused In Singapore HIV Data Leak; Singapore Files Civil Proceedings In U.S. Court

Agence France-Presse: U.S. charges man accused of Singapore HIV data leak
“An American man accused of leaking data of thousands of HIV-positive people in Singapore has been charged in the United States with possession and unlawful transfer of stolen documents, authorities said. Singapore announced last month that confidential information of 14,200 people diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS had been dumped online, with most of those affected foreigners…” (2/23).

Reuters: United States charges man accused in leak of Singapore HIV data
“…Mikhy Farrera-Brochez was deported last year from the wealthy Asian city state after serving a prison sentence for numerous drug-related and fraud offenses, including lying about his own HIV status. … ‘The criminal complaint alleges that Farrera-Brochez illegally possessed and intended to distribute data containing sensitive medical and other identifying information,’ the U.S. Attorney’s office of the eastern district of Kentucky said on Friday…” (Geddie, 2/23).

Yahoo News Singapore: HIV data leak: Brochez charged by U.S. Department of Justice
“…On Saturday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Police Force released a joint statement on Brochez’s court charge, adding that they had also filed civil proceedings in the U.S. courts…” (2/23).

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