John Chippa reports:
A Justice of the Peace in Goderich has handed down the stiffest fine to date in Canada for a health privacy breach.
A university student who was on an educational placement with the family health team in Central Huron has been ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and a $5,000 victim surcharge for accessing personal health information without authorization.
The student pled guilty to willfully accessing the personal health information of five individuals.
As part of her plea, she agreed that she accessed the personal health information of 139 individuals without authorization between September 9th, 2014 and March 5th, 2015.
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A $25,000 fine is the biggest fine to date in Canada for a health privacy breach? Wow.