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Cavoukian Investigating Report of Data-Sharing with Border Services

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

December 6, 2013

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian will investigate reports of private health information “being shared with U.S. border services, saying it's a matter ‘of grave concern’ to her,” The Canadian Press reports. In an e-mail to the provinces’ New Democrats (NDP), who sought her help, Cavoukian noted her office “will investigate the matter and ensure that the personal health information of Ontarians is not being compromised by any organizations under my jurisdiction,” the report states, noting the NDP’s France Gélinas indicated being “contacted by three people who have been denied entry” into the U.S. based on personal health reasons. “All Ontarians need to be assured that their personal information is never shared without their consent,” Gélinas said.
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