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Veteran's Medical File Contains Data of Others

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December 13, 2010

A Navy veteran reviewing his medical file was surprised to find that its contents included sensitive personal information about other military personnel, the Canadian Press reports. The Department of Defence is investigating. "It's just ridiculous that all this information is misfiled, that I have all these guys' information," said Wayne Finn of Nova Scotia, adding "I shouldn't have it." NDP veterans affairs critic Peter Stoffer has asked for federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart's input on the issue. The news comes weeks after the Canadian government settled with another veteran on charges that it improperly shared his information among bureaucrats.
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