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Gov't Settles Lawsuit Over Privacy Breach

PRIVACY LAW

November 19, 2010

The Canadian government has settled a lawsuit brought by a veteran whose files were found to have been shared inappropriately among government officials, the Toronto Sun reports. Veteran Sean Bruyea said, "I sincerely thank the minister and the prime minister for facilitating a dignified and expedited closure to this matter." The Office of the Privacy Commissioner concluded its investigation into the matter last month, finding that Bruyea's medical and personal information had been shared unscrupulously with "department officials who had no need to see it." 
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