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Personal Medical Records Found on Calgary Street

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The Canadian Press
September 23, 2011

It’s happened again.

According to a report in The Canadian Press, personal medical information was found blowing down a Calgary street.  The records were said to include names, birth dates, and surgical procedures.

The privacy commissioner's office says there have been several instances of confidential records being misplaced, citing one example of some being found in a dumpster behind a hospital.

The article states that the incident is under investigation, however, given the chronic nature of this type of breach, NAID-Canada and others are calling for stronger direction and stronger legislation.

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