Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hospital Workers Charged with Snooping in Mayor's Medical Records

Three hospital workers have been charged under Ontario’s health privacy law for snooping into former Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s medical records after he was diagnosed with cancer.

The allegations against the three workers include “willfully collecting, using or disclosing personal health information." If convicted, it will be the first successful health privacy prosecution in Ontario’s history.

"If convicted, it will be the first successful health privacy prosecution in Ontario’s history."
- The Toronto Star
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Sources:
(a) Govt. prosecutes health workers for snooping into Rob Ford’s medical records - www.TheStar.com, 07/08/2015

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