178 Albertans notified about privacy breach by former Alberta Health Services employee

Michael Franklin reports:

The AHS has informed a group of Albertans that details about their health records, that were supposed to remain private, were recently accessed by a former AHS employee.

The agency says it notified the affected individuals on Wednesday. The inappropriate access took place between February and July of this year at Calgary’s Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.

AHS officials say the incident is considered to be ‘unacceptable and disappointing’, especially because recent steps have been made to prevent such breaches by staff members.

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