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Saskatchewan's health minister is willing to consider changes to privacy laws after thousands of patient files were found in a Regina recycling bin, CBC reports. Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson is investigating the breach after he and two assistants sifted through about 1,000 files found in a dumpster behind a shopping centre in Regina that "should have been shredded," Dickson said. An individual violating privacy law faces a fine of up to $50,000; a corporation could face a $500,000 fine. "The message we want to send to everybody who handles confidential information is that they are at risk of being prosecuted," said Saskatchewan's minister of justice.
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