Personal Medical Records Found on Calgary Street

17 October 2011

The Canadian Press
Sept. 23, 2011 

It’s happened again.

According to a report in The Canadian Press, personal medical information was found blowing  down a Calgary street.  The records were said to include names, birth  dates, and surgical procedures.

The privacy commissioner’s office says there have been several instances of confidential records being misplaced, citing one example of some being found in a dumpster behind a hospital.

The article states that the incident is under investigation, however, given the chronic nature of this type of breach, NAID-Canada and others are calling for stronger direction and stronger legislation.

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