Ca: Ombudsman looking into breach at nursing home

Jeff Ducharme of the Telegraph-Journal reports on what may be another file-sharing compromise — this one in St. John’s, Canada:

The province’s ombudsman and privacy commissioner, Bernard Richard, said he’s looking into the loss of personal information from the Loch Lomond Villa.

On Monday, Loch Lomond Villa CEO Cindy Donovan confirmed that personal data from the facility had been breached and was found online. Donovan said little about the incident, citing an ongoing internal investigation, but city police confirmed the leaked information was contained on a laptop that somehow had become compromised.


Late Tuesday, Loch Lomond Villa issued a press release maintaining that residents’ personal health information is secure. According to the release, the data was downloaded onto a staff member’s personal computer and then “inadvertently accessed by file-sharing software.”

The data contained the names of 196 nursing home residents, medicare numbers, birth dates, as well as the names and phone numbers of next of kin.

Full story – Telegraph-Journal

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