Ca: Settlement reached in decade-old lawsuit connected to Western Health privacy breach

Alex Kennedy reports a settlement in a case previously covered on this site back in 2012-2014:

An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit involving Western Health that dates back more than a decade.

The lawsuit was launched in August 2012, alleging that the health authority failed to protect the personal information of patients and violated the province’s Privacy Act.

The class-action said more than 1,000 people were harmed when a Western Health employee accessed private medical files, including personal information. The employee has since been dismissed.

Read more at CBC.

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