Ca: AHS failed to protect health information, privacy commissioner finds

We had noted this breach on this site back in 2016, but here’s the follow-up.  CBC reports:

Alberta Health Services has come under fire from the province’s privacy commissioner for its role in the largest and longest-duration privacy breach AHS has ever experienced.

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner reported Wednesday that a former AHS employee who worked at Alberta Hospital Edmonton wrongfully accessed private health information of nearly 13,000 people, raising “troubling concerns” about AHS’ ability to safeguard the information.

The breach was “the largest AHS has ever experienced” and at 17 months, the longest in duration, the report said.

Read more on CBC.

Related: Investigation Report H2018-IR-01. Investigation into multiple alleged unauthorized accesses of health information at Alberta Hospital Edmonton

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