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Denham Finds Health Ministry “Deficient”

DATA PROTECTION

June 28, 2013

In a report released this week, BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham concluded the province’s Health Ministry had deficient procedures for protecting personal information “when it accused employees and contractors of a privacy breach,” the Times-Colonist reports. Denham’s report cites lack of management and control over access to personal health information among serious deficiencies in privacy practices. “It’s not good enough anymore to think about the kind of controls that would have worked in a paper environment. These are 1980s controls for 21st-century technology,” Denham said, adding, “I’m frustrated with finding these kinds of basic deficiencies.”
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