Friday, October 3, 2014

MDs Charged in Privacy Breach

Two Canadian physicians have been charged with allegedly using patient information improperly and without consent.

The doctors worked at a health clinic and allegedly took information about the patients there and then contacted them when they started working at a new clinic.

"[The physicians] obtained "some or all" of the individual's addresses without the clinic's or the patients' consent.." - Leader-Post
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Sources:
(a) Doctors charged over privacy breach - www.LeaderPost.com, 10/2/2014

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