Ca: Durham Region Health class action lawsuit puts price on personal information

Emily Jackson reports:

A proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit against Durham Region Health puts a $5.99 price tag on the patient data doctors are privy to.

The lawsuit was filed against Durham Region after a nurse lost a USB key laden with the unencrypted personal information of 83,524 people in December 2009.

According to the proposed settlement, which still must be approved by a judge but was signed by lawyers for both parties on May 3, the region will pay $500,000 in costs, disbursements and taxes.

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  1. Anonymous - May 30, 2012

    that is $500K for the lawyers AND 25% for all the plaintiff settlements, if there are any. The plaintiffs still have to prove there was financial loss due to the missing data before they get anything (pg 29, line 9 of the settlement)

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