Veteran Alleges Another Privacy Breach At Agency

From CBC:

Another veterans’ advocate says government officials breached his privacy by unnecessarily going into his medical record hundreds of times, one year after Sean Bruyea settled a similar complaint.

In an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CBC Radio’s The House, Dennis Manuge said he decided to look into his own file when he heard Bruyea’s complaints. Manuge often appears alongside Bruyea to demand changes to how the government treats veterans, and is leading a class action lawsuit against the government over a claw-back on disability benefits.

Bruyea went public after discovering through requests under federal access to information laws that Veterans Affairs Canada staff had gone into his personal files and put confidential medical information into briefing notes to ministers under both the Liberal and Conservative governments.

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