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Cavoukian: Rules Will Protect Records

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

December 3, 2010

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian believes rules protecting patient records will keep them from being vulnerable if London hospitals move toward a deal with a U.S. software giant, the London Free Press reports. When it comes to patient information, she said, "You can outsource services, but you cannot outsource accountability." Cavoukian said that for health information, Ontario has "perhaps the best privacy law on the planet...We don't take these things lightly."
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