CBC News reports:
P.E.I.’s information and privacy commissioner is recommending changes to prevent breaches at the Workers Compensation Board after 47 breaches to personal privacy were reported in a four-year period.
Privacy Commissioner Karen Rose started investigating after a WCB client complained in 2010 some of his medical information was mailed to an unrelated third party. The mistake was attributed to human error.
The same complainant later reported that he received someone else’s personal information from WCB, something the agency again attributed to human error.
During the four years Rose investigated, the Workers Compensation Board reported 47 breaches of privacy — an average of one per month.
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