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Lost Hard Drive, Work Responds

DATA LOSS

March 18, 2011

The recent loss of a hard drive at Covenant Health has triggered Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Frank Work to voice his frustration with personal data losses, saying, "I'm perplexed as to how we motivate people to obey and follow all these security rules and policies we have in place." The hard drive, which contained images, names and hospital ID numbers of 233 patients, went missing during a move on January 17, reports the Edmonton Sun. President and CEO of Covenant Health Patrick Dumelie said that the files were not stored according to policy. He believes there is little risk of identity theft due to the loss.
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