Ca: Records of former patients stolen from locked safe at physical therapy clinic

Amy Crofts reports:

After a break-in earlier this year, the owners of Leading Edge Physiotherapy are notifying patients that their information may have fallen into the wrong hands.

An advertisement on page 42 of the Sept. 7 edition of the Gazette informed patients that on Feb. 3, Leading Edge Physiotherapy in the Campbell Business Park was robbed.

In addition to cash and other items stolen, an unencrypted external hard drive containing scanned files of discharged patient records from 2003 and 2008 went missing from a locked safe.

Registration information such as name, address, date of birth, as well as physiotherapy records including diagnostic and treatment information, could have been on the back-up hard drive that was scheduled for destruction.

Read more on St. Albert Gazette.  No explanation was provided in the news coverage as to why notification and disclosure took seven months.

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