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Dickson: Misdirected Fax Breaches Persist

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January 17, 2014

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson spoke Thursday about incidents involving the exposure of personal health information on about 1,000 patients in the province over the past few years, CJME reports. “The information report deals with misdirected faxes involving Saskatchewan health trustees," said Gary Dickson Thursday morning. In 2013, there were 20 different investigation “on these misdirected faxes, many of which can be attributed to things like misdialing the fax number, having the wrong fax number on file or sending to the wrong person because of an auto-select option,” the report states—noting these are issues Dickson previously highlighted in a 2010 report.
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