Ca: Major privacy breach involving thousands of new mums uncovered at Rouge Valley hospital
Joel Eastwood reports:
A major privacy breach at a Scarborough hospital is being investigated by Ontario’s privacy commissioner after the contact information of thousands of new mothers was leaked to companies that were allegedly paying off hospital employees.
As many as 8,300 patients had their name, address and phone number turned over to private companies selling Registered Education Savings Plans by two staff members at Rouge Valley Centenary hospital.
The patients affected were mainly mothers who gave birth at the hospital between 2009 and 2013. The personal information of the new parents was used by the companies to try to sell them RESP investments.
Read more on the Toronto Star.