Electronic data breach sees medical cannabis users’ personal information compromised

Shawn Logan reports:

An undisclosed number of clients of a Calgary-based medical cannabis referral agency have had their personal medical information compromised in an electronic data breach, the company says.

Natural Health Services Ltd., which operates Canada’s largest referral network of medical cannabis patients, informed clients last week that their personal health records had been accessed without authorization between Dec. 4, 2018, and Jan. 7, 2019. The breach could include data ranging from basic personal information to medical diagnoses, referrals, encounter notes and allergies.

However, patient prescriptions were not accessed, the company said.

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