NS: Privacy watchdog mulls probe of WCB
Davena Jeffrey reports:
Nova Scotia’s defender of personal privacy will decide Monday whether she will launch an investigation into the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia’s handling of its clients’ information.
In an interview Friday, Dulcie McCallum, Nova Scotia’s freedom of information and protection of privacy review officer, said her office has been discussing what it will do about reported breaches of confidentiality by the compensation board.
The review officer’s action is in response to an article that ran in The Chronicle Herald on Friday about Kendall Kinsman. The board mailed him someone else’s personal information, including a woman’s social insurance number, birthdate, address, phone number and medical record.
“This is an important issue,” McCallum said. “This is people’s personal health information.”
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