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B.C. health ministry scolded for lack of care in safeguarding patient data

June 27, 2013

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham issued a long-awaited report this morning into the high-profile health ministry scandal, finding that on three occasions B.C. patients’ health data was shared with “unauthorized” people. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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‘Serious deficencies’ blamed for 3 B.C. health data breaches

June 26, 2013
‘Serious deficencies’ blamed for 3 B.C. health data breaches

B.C.’s Health Ministry must improve privacy controls following three massive data breaches involving the personal records of millions of British Columbians, a report from B.C.’s privacy commissioner concludes. CBC | British Columbia News

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Researcher suing B.C. government over privacy breach scandal

May 7, 2013
Researcher suing B.C. government over privacy breach scandal

A researcher in Victoria is suing Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid and the province over their handling of a health data privacy breach last summer. CBC | British Columbia News

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Government to contact thousands victimized in breach of privacy

January 15, 2013
Government to contact thousands victimized in breach of privacy

Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says her government will move to immediately contact an estimated 38 thousand people affected by a data breach. The government has uncovered three specific cases where personal health information was accessed for research purposes, without proper authorization. “The first breach was the health data of over 38 thousand people. The second breach [...]

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B.C. ministry says millions affected by health-data breach

January 15, 2013

The government will notify more than 38,000 individuals of the most serious breaches globeandmail – British Columbia

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