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Medicine Centre Breach Could Affect 60,000

DATA LOSS—CANADA

January 26, 2011

Ottawa's Bruyere Family Medicine Centre is alerting patients that some of their personal information may have been compromised after the theft of two computers, CBC reports. Though neither computer contained medical information, data on as many as 60,000 of the clinic's patients between 1971 and July 2006 may be stored on them, including names, dates of birth, street addresses and health card numbers. There is no evidence to suggest the information has been accessed or used inappropriately, and the incident has been reported to police and the privacy commissioner, the report states.
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