Woman Sues Western Health for Breach
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—CANADAAugust 20, 2012
A woman is suing the Western Health Regional Health Authority for breaching her private health information and seeks others to join for class-action status, CBC News reports. “The fact that my intimate, medical personal health information was accessed and my privacy breached is highly offensive and distressing,” the woman said. Western Health sent her a letter stating her information was viewed by a Western Health employee without purpose. Her lawyer said the employee may have seen information about the purpose for her visits. Western Health fired an employee last month for accessing 1,043 patient files.