Monday, June 30, 2014

Class Action in Hospital Insider Privacy Breach?

A lawsuit, seeking class action status, filed against a Toronto hospital is seeking damages of upwards of $300 million for breaches alleged to have happened between 2009 and 2013.

The plaintiffs claim two hospital employees sold the personal information of thousands of new mothers and their babies to an investment firm.

"The two employees...are alleged to have been paid in exchange for the information of more than 8,300 patients, most of them new mothers who gave birth and their families ."
- CTV News Toronto
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Sources:
(a) Toronto hospital faces class-action lawsuit over privacy breach Read more: http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/toronto-hospital-faces-class-action-lawsuit-over-privacy-breach-1.1886214#ixzz367lPYLo2 - www.CTVnews.ca, 06/25/2014

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