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Medical Marijuana Users Outed in Breach

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March 18, 2011

A Toronto man who received in the mail two pages of personal information about patients who had been in contact with Health Canada's Marihuana Medical Access Division will submit a complaint to the privacy commissioner, National Post reports. A Health Canada spokesperson indicated that they were "aware of an incident involving the potential disclosure of personal information" and that they "have taken immediate steps to investigate this occurrence." The man who received the information, which included full names, addresses, phone numbers and condition details, described the breach as "unprofessional."
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