Ca: Privacy breach sentencing significant for general deterrence: Crown attorney

Cory Hurley reports:

The conviction and sentencing of a former hospital clerk who inappropriately accessed patient records is significant to deter any future breaches, according to Crown attorney Vikas Khaladkar.

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The Crown attorney requested a fine of $7,500 be imposed upon Colbourne, who pleaded guilty to inappropriately accessing 1,043 patient files between June 2011 and May 2012 while employed at Western Memorial Regional Hospital — a breach of the Personal Health Information Act. Defence lawyer James Goodwin asked Howe to impose a fine of $1,000.

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