Ca: New rules to require immediate warnings when health data breached

Keith Gerein reports:

Outrage over the handling of Alberta’s largest-ever breach of private health information has prompted new legislation that will force companies to immediately raise the alarm if a similar incident happens again.

Health Minister Fred Horne said amendments to the Health Information Act will require custodians of health information to disclose any breach to his office, the Information and Privacy commissioner, and every person potentially at risk from having their data compromised.

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