Canadian Medical Journal lashes out at Veterans Affairs over privacy leaks

The Canadian Medical Association Journal has lashed out at Veterans Affairs Canada over the way it handles medical records.

The group published an editorial today demanding the federal government take immediate steps to restore confidence in the department after the privacy commissioner found the records of outspoken critic Sean Bruyea were used to smear him.

Dr. Paul Hébert, the journal’s editor-in-chief, and deputy editor Barbara Sibbald said the case of the former intelligence officer as well as two other alleged privacy breaches will make veterans reluctant to seek treatment.

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You can access the editorial here.

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