Privacy Commissioner Expresses Frustration over Privacy Breaches at Albertan Facilities

Privacy Commissioner Expresses Frustration over Privacy Breaches at Albertan Fac

The Albertan Privacy Commissioner announced on Monday that the breach of private information continued to be a cause of concern in the province. It was only recently that a lot of confidential data was lost at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton.

Apparently, the facility had lost two surgery videos and 3,600 photos of wounds, dead infants and lab specimens. Data regarding the media files was stored in a portable hard drive that went missing from the office in January.

Talking about the situation, Privacy Commissioner Frank Work said: "I've been ranting and raving about encrypting portables. I've been saying, portables plus personal information equals encryption because we know that people just make mistakes".

He went on to say that any sorts of disciplinary action, reminders and even training is not enough to keep things safe; people will eventually lose things that can be lost. The lost hard drive was kept under the desk of an office table during the shifting; however, it was lost when workers looked for it 10 days later.

President of Covenant Health, Patrick Dumelie informed that the portable hard disk was lost because the staff member had failed to follow the correct policy. He added that they have a very solid policy in place that was not followed by the employee responsible for the hard drive.


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