The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006
The CBC, via Yahoo! News, is reporting that a computer containing personal health information on Saskatchewan residents has been stolen from the Toronto office of a contractor. The information apparently was "heavily encrypted" and didn't contain any names or other identifying information, other than "health registration numbers". The article is unclear whether this is a medicare number or some other number.
The contractor apparently had access to this information as part of a project involving the analysis of long-term patient care in Saskatchewan. The Privacy Commissioner for the province has been consulted, but there's no mention of the reaction.
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