Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another Insider Medical Privacy Breach of a Canadian Politcian

Yesterday we posted about the insider breach of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and now another medical privacy breach of a politician by hospital employees Parliament has been reported.

Olivia Chow confirmed her late husband and former NDP leader Jack Layton had his records inappropriately accessed while being treated at another major Toronto hospital.

"Jack Layton’s medical records were breached."
- Olivia Chow, Jack Layton's wife
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Sources:
(a) Jack Layton’s hospital records were also accessed, Chow says - www.TheGlobeAndMail.com, 10/17/2014

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