Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario employee breached privacy of nearly 300 patients

Shaamini Yogaretnam reports:

A former part-time instructor at Algonquin College and CHEO employee shared the private information of 283 patients with students, prompting the end of their employment at the college and a privacy investigation at the hospital, the Citizen has learned.

On March 10, Adam Vaughan received a concerning letter in the mail about his seven-year-old daughter who had been at the children’s hospital for a procedure earlier this year. The letter, obtained by the Citizen, informed him that his daughter’s private information had been shared with Algonquin students by their instructor, also a CHEO employee.

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