Ca: Abbott: Health data safe despite lapse

John Bermingham of Canwest News Service reports:

Health Minister George Abbott says the health information of B.C. residents is safe, after his ministry was criticized for losing data on 124 patients.

Information and Privacy Commissioner David Louki-delis censured the Health Ministry yesterday for sending unprotected computer tapes by courier to New Brunswick last October, containing personal health information.

The data included the name, gender, birth date and personal health number of each patient who had received medical care in New Brunswick.

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