Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton has asked Health Minister Fred Horne to “strengthen provincial privacy legislation to include mandatory disclosure of all health information breaches,” Edmonton Journal reports. In her letter Thursday, Clayton asked Horne “to consider amending the province’s Health Information Act, which requires ‘custodians’ to protect the personal health information of Albertans,” the report states, citing the recent revelations about the Medicentres data breach involving the health information of 620,000 Albertans. Meanwhile, CBC News reports a recent University Hospital Centre breach is being called "unprecedented," and PHIPrivacyNet reports on an incident at a Shoppers Drug Mart where a customer was given a note with a medication name on one side and “the names, medications and phone numbers of five different people” on the reverse.
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