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Prescription Records Litter Street

DATA LOSS—CANADA

March 17, 2010

The Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner is investigating a data breach after thousands of old prescription records ended up on an Ottawa road last week, the Ottawa Citizen reports. Several garbage bags containing the records fell out of a dump-bound truck after a pharmacist found the records in his store's basement and asked a friend to dispose of them. The records apparently belonged to pharmacies that occupied the building previously. A spokesman for the commissioner said the incident is being investigated to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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