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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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Alleged data breach a body blow to B.C. health research

September 13, 2012

The health data privacy breach bombshell that exploded in Victoria last week landed on what had been a concerted effort by the government to encourage data-based research. For almost a decade, Colin Hansen watched what he saw as a gold mine of health care information collected by the provincial government go largely untapped. Vancouver Sun [...]

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