Mar 242011
 

Some people just still don’t get it and continue to dispose of sensitive records improperly. From CBC in Canada:

Saskatchewan authorities are investigating after several boxes containing the medical files of about 1,000 patients were discovered intact in a paper-recycling bin in Regina.

Gary Dickson, the province’s information and privacy commissioner, told CBC News on Wednesday that he was surprised by what he found when he arrived at the site late in the day. … He said the records appeared to be from a doctor’s office, or several doctors’ offices, and possibly a diagnostic lab and maybe a pharmacy.

“What we know for sure is this is information that is not supposed to be found in a dumpster,” he said. “This is totally inappropriate, to toss them in the dumpster where anyone could find them.”

Read more on CBC.ca. I expect that we’ll eventually find out who was responsible for those records.

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