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Video footage of 6,000 newborns in Anhui hospital leaked online

(People's Daily Online)    14:27, July 12, 2016

Recently, several videos showing about 6,000 newborns in a hospital in Anhui province were posted on a commercial website. The appearances and identifying features of the infants were not pixelated. (Photo from internet)

Footage showed the newborn babies lying in incubators, each one labeled with its occupant's name, age, current condition, hospitalization date and other information. The videos were recorded in the Maternity and Children's Hospital of Anhui (MCH), and the leak has triggered hot debates around the Web.

MCH explained on its official website that the videos, which were originally encrypted, come from their neonatal monitoring system which allowed parents to observe their own hospitalized baby online. The hospital believes that the videos were leaked due to an attack by hackers. Hospital officials have notified the police who ordered the website hosting the videos to take them down.

According to a report from Beijing News, the videos were posted on a website called "Anhui Maternity and Children," which is not an official MCH website. However, the website does have a cooperative relationship with the hospital. MCH wrote in its statement that the hospital retains the legal right to sue the website for its breach of confidentiality. 

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