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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