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Review: Board Must Protect Privacy

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—CANADA

November 21, 2011

The Chronicle Herald reports on the completion of a review of the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia launched in January by Dulcie McCallum, the province's freedom of information and privacy review officer. "Internal memos show that the board has broken the province's privacy law with 155 breaches of clients' personal information over a 32-month period," the report states, noting the review includes 21 recommendations for improved data protection and advises the board "to put privacy on a higher plane and recognize that it is the guardian of sensitive personal and personal health information." The board's CEO has said it plans to adopt all of the report's recommendations.
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