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Canada Dashboard Digest | Data breach exposes info of 34K Canadian medical marijuana patients Related reading: ICO says Home Office migrant monitoring flouts privacy conventions



An estimated 34,000 medical marijuana patients had personal health information lifted from Sunniva’s Natural Health Services’ electronic record system, The Canadian Press reports. Diagnostic results, health care numbers and contact information were compromised in the data breach, which occurred between December and January. While NHS investigates the breach with authorities, personal injury firm Diamond and Diamond has a proposed class-action lawsuit on the matter. “We value our patients and understand the importance of protecting personal information and apologize to the patients whose personal information has been improperly accessed and for any frustration or inconvenience that this may cause,” NHS President Mark Kimmins said.
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