With the slow ushering in of Government Medicine, sooner or later this (data breaching) will start occurring with medical records too I am afraid.
People in political elections will be startled (initially) to find their medical records (especially embarrassing records) end up in the papers or some other public venue. Naturally, this will hurt their chances of overtaking a political incumbent. It will also discourage good people from running for political office (thinking . . . . “What if my medical records end up in the newspaper too?!!”)
These types of embarrassing medical records will happen to get “leaked” but fear not! Our leadership will quite naturally publicly express outrage (but no one will go to jail–they may get a transfer) and promises to get to the bottom of it will be flying at news conferences.
We don’t have rules for submitting college transcripts to government (yet), and Rick Perry’s Collegiate transcript still ended up in the newspapers. Even without a universal database. So how much more chance WITH a universal database (like they will inevitably institute with Government medicine).
By the way, I am not aware of anyone going to jail for breaching Mr. Perry’s collegiate records. I am sure President Obama’s collegiate grades are well-guarded (as they should be . . . . unless he himself wants to submit them for public scrutiny).