Hospitals Slow To Catch On To The Let's-Ban-Cameraphones Bandwagon
from the 'bout-time dept
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen stories about employers banning cameraphones from their offices, as it seems sanity prevailed and the issues have worked themselves out. The point that the overreactive employers were missing was that cameraphones themselves weren’t the underlying problem, since there were plenty of other ways that corporate information could be stolen, and looking to ban each of them one-by-one really wasn’t an effective security strategy. However, now, apparently a bunch of hospitals are getting worried about cameraphones after several cases of employees using them in various ways to breach people’s privacy. They talk about how hard cameraphone bans are to enforce in hospitals, but again, that’s missing the point. The problem here isn’t cameraphones, it’s employees willing to invade and breach people’s privacy. If they’re willing to do it with a cameraphone, chances are they’re willing to do it with some other piece of technology, or even without one, too. Trying to ban cameraphones is like putting a band-aid on a ruptured appendix. It might look helpful from the outside, but it’s really not going to help much at all.