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Former Board Member Says His Privacy Was Violated

PERSONAL PRIVACY

February 17, 2012

A member of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board alleges his privacy was breached when his health information was used against him, The Winnipeg Free Press reports. The Canadian Human Rights Commission has asked that the board pay the former officer $4,000, plus legal expenses. A 2011 investigation mistakenly included the officer's medical records, which were accessed after an information request by his rivals. The board has since apologized for the incident, saying that a clerical error led to inclusion of the medical information, the report states.
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