Settlement reached in lawsuit after laptop stolen from Edmonton Medicentre

Bill Mah reports that a lawsuit filed after a 2013 Medicentres breach has settled. The incident involved a laptop with information on 620,000 Albertans being stolen from the clinic. The laptop belonged to an employee of their IT consultant, AbleIT Inc.  The Privacy Commissioner would later rule that the clinic had failed to adequately protect their patients’ information.

According to Mah:

The settlement totals $725,000 to resolve credit damage, mental distress, increased risk of future identity theft and time and costs associated with preventing identity theft, according to a notice posted on the website of James H. Brown and Associates, an Edmonton law firm working with Calgary-based D’Arcy Deacon on the lawsuit.

The lawsuit originally sought $11 million.

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