Ca: Charges laid under the Health Information Act (updated)
I just caught up with this April 16th press statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta:
An investigation by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) has resulted in 14 charges being laid against an individual under the Health Information Act (HIA).
The OIPC conducted an investigation following a report from Alberta Health Services on an incident at the Tofield Health Centre. Upon completion of the investigation, charges were laid against the individual who allegedly gained access to health information in contravention of HIA.
This is the fourth time charges have been laid under provisions of HIA. The maximum penalty for each offence is $50,000.
Oddly, I don’t recall ever seeing any news coverage of this in the sources I routinely check. Nor can I find anything via a quick Google Search. DataBreaches.net has sent an inquiry to OIPC, but if anyone has additional information, please let me know.
Update: The OIPC responded that because the case is before the courts, no further information is available from them at this time. And surprisingly, they inform me that they had received no inquiries from Canadian media in response to their press release. So only an American blogger asked them for details? Amazing…