Ca: Internal Audit at University of Victoria Over Potential Privacy Breach (updated)

cmclean writes:

The University of Victoria has launched in an internal audit into allegations of conflict interest and breach of privacy involving the Health Ministry.

The government contracts with UVIC to conduct research on prescription drugs and the Health Ministry shares patient information with the university.

The province believes that information may have been shared with people who were not authorized to use it.

The Deputy Health Minister called the presidents of UBC and UVic on Wednesday morning, briefing them on a conflict of information investigation that began with a tip to B.C.’S Auditor General in March.

 Read more on CTV.
Update:  The Vancouver Sun reports that four were fired and three suspended over the breach and provides additional details on the nature of the problem.

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