Somehow the volume does not make sense. What is overlooked is the number of drives and disks this requires and their costs. Looking up internal drives on Amazon, 50 TB or storage would cost now about $2500 if one bought 5/6 TB drives. Also, why would these files be anything other than text or MSO type files.
It seems that way, either the donkeys are scared of a very close election like 2000 or they have some internal polling that says they are getting stomped. Either way this would lay the ground work for legal challenges like 2000 in Florida to force a donkey favorable recount.
If the person is living, you should try to talk them and get their side of the story. Most people will only know/tell part of the story and failure to get the full story will lead to situations like this. Also, some people have vendetta against the person and are likely to print/say any rumor no matter how outlandish as a fact.
After the suit was filed I believe the Daily Mail surrendered by publishing a retraction. This indicates the editors, once they did their job, realized the original article was malicious.
The issue is preserving privacy versus a form convenience. The best way to preserve privacy is to have more control of your infrastructure thus your own email server. But most people, including most geeks, do not have the skills or time to properly run a personal email server. Thus for most using an email provider is the better option.
Overlooked in this issue is the fact that plain text emails are just look a snail mail postcard; anyone can read it while in transit. Having your own email server does not stop this.
It's not the scan that was the problem but its timing. What is not mentioned what time this happened (e.g. 2AM or 1PM). If it was an emergency surgery then there is a risk of this happening since by definition emergency surgery is unscheduled.
The real problem is that device manufacturers and the regulators do not care is patients die because of an IT cock-up. Now if both had some real skin in the game such as being vulnerable to murder charges when their criminal incompetence caused a patient to die that might help.
In the US public records are searchable by any member of the public. Many US jurisdictions try make at least the more common ones searchable online. Also, these records in cases must be published in the media such as in a local newspaper. It is quite likely the reporter was perusing the Manhattan weekly real estate transactions and noticed the sale.
Tell moron that he better not get married, divorced, die, or buy property in the US because these are published public records.