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Pharmacist Fined for Posting PII on Facebook

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

December 9, 2011

An Edmonton pharmacist has been fined $15,000 for posting medical information on several people on Facebook, the Edmonton Journal reports. The pharmacist obtained the medical information from Alberta's electronic health system and posted it to the social network after a dispute with several people from her church. One of those affected noticed the information had been improperly obtained and complained to Alberta Privacy Commissioner Frank Work, who will release a full report soon. "Snooping through health information for personal purposes will not be tolerated and there will be prosecution," Work said.
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