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Western Health Class-Action Continues; Bell Canada Breach Reported

DATA LOSS

February 7, 2014

A class-action lawsuit over a medical information breach at Western Health in 2012 continues, VOCM reports, noting a hearing scheduled for this week will dictate whether the suit will move forward. “Over two years ago, 1,043 people had their medical information accessed by a Western Health worker who did not have the authority to do so. That individual was terminated shortly thereafter,” the report states. The lawyer behind the case notes breach of privacy is not currently a "cause of action" in the province, stating it should be. Meanwhile, Bell Canada has reported more than 22,000 of its small business customers have had their account information compromised, and SC Magazine reports on the current state of global data breach legislation.
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