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Organization Investigates Computers’ Disposal

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March 30, 2012

After it was discovered that 44 computers were recycled prior to their hard drives' removal, eHealth Saskatchewan is investigating the incident and reviewing its internal policies, The Regina Leader-Post reports. Thus far, 32 of the hard drives have been recovered, and it does not appear that sensitive data was accessed, according to the report. eHealth Saskatchewan CEO Susan Antosh does not believe the hard drives contained sensitive personal data. "We are sending them away for forensic analysis," she said, "just to ensure that there was nothing on there, and if there was, that will of course inform how we change our policies and procedures in the future." Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson said, so far, he is "satisfied that they're taking the appropriate steps to investigate."
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