Ca: Health authority pays $1m in privacy lawsuit

Jordan Parker reports:

Hundreds of Nova Scotian hospital patients may get to share a $1-million settlement in a case involving breaches of their privacy.

Halifax’s Wagners Law Firm has reached a proposed settlement with a former provincial health authority and if it’s approved will offer $1,000 each to nearly 700 plaintiffs they represent in a class-action lawsuit.

In 2012, the South West Nova District Health Authority sent letters to 700 people, telling them an employee had “inappropriately” accessed their health information, according to a Wagners news release.

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