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Pharmacy Orders Blow Through Thunder Bay

DATA LOSS—CANADA

August 11, 2010

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Ontario is investigating a breach of patient records discovered last week, The Chronicle Journal reports. Pharmacy orders containing patients' medical information were found blowing about public streets near the demolition site of a former hospital. A spokesperson for the Port Arthur General Hospital said a filing cabinet that was left behind when the hospital moved to a new location in 2004 may be the source of the documents. Officials are notifying the patients involved. Brian Beamish of the OIPC said his office is working with the hospital on post-breach matters.
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