B.C. civil servant fired over privacy breach was rehired Monday

Cindy Harnett reports the latest development in a privacy breach affecting millions of Canadians whose data were shared with researchers without their consent.

In the first public settlement to arise out of a sweeping two-year Health Ministry investigation, a B.C. civil servant was rehired Monday.

Robert Neil Hart, one of seven who lost jobs as part of a Health Ministry investigation into an alleged privacy breach, was rehired on Monday, 18 months to the day he was fired.

Hart was given back his job, according to an agreed to statement of facts, “as a demonstration of the government’s continuing confidence in him, as a loyal and dedicated public servant with over 29 years service,” said his lawyer, Bob Gill.

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