Data breach could affect up to 100,000 patients at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Elizabeth Payne reports:
Health and personal information, home addresses and OHIP numbers of up to 100,000 patients at Queensway Carleton Hospital have been affected by a major data breach involving an Ottawa-based third-party software provider.
The hospital sent out public notices of the breach Friday and is contacting patients individually. It has also notified the province’s privacy commissioner.
Queensway Carleton Hospital said it stopped using the platform by the Canadian software company Aetonix Systems Inc. after learning in March that an authorized third party may have gained access to an “internal test environment” where personal health information of Canadians patients had been temporarily stored.
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