Ca: North York hospitals post notices to patients after privacy breach

I’ve noted this breach before, but it’s interesting that the privacy commissioner has ordered the hospitals to post notices on their web sites.

Lisa Queen reports:

Humber River Hospital and North York General Hospital were required by the provincial privacy commissioner to post notices on their websites advising maternity patients that their personal information may have been provided to baby photographers.

They were two of six Toronto hospitals involved in the privacy breach. The others were Rough Valley Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Toronto East General Hospital.

“For some time, the hospital’s Mother & Baby unit offered baby photography services through Just Arrived Baby Photography (the photographer),” a notice posted on Humber River’s website said.


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