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BC Health Ministry Fires Fifth Worker for Alleged Breach

DATA LOSS—CANADA

September 17, 2012

A fifth employee of British Columbia’s Health Ministry has been fired over an alleged privacy breach, The Victoria Times Colonist reports. The worker had been one of three who had been suspended, but according to the report, the 30-year government employee in charge of data access, research and stewardship has now been released. BC Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid has said the issues in the ongoing investigation relate to inappropriate conduct, data management and “contracting-out allegations,” the report states. “It’s been incredibly complex and it continues to be,” MacDiarmid added.
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