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Canada Dashboard Digest | Documents reveal breach vulnerability at NSHA Related reading: The Privacy Advisor Podcast: A dispatch, from Brussels


CBC News reports the Nova Scotia Health Authority has been hit with 2,562 data breaches in the last 27 months. Using a freedom-of-information request, CBC News obtained documents that provided statistics on the data breaches, which occurred from October 2016 to December 2018. An NSHA spokesperson claimed the authority was aware of the breaches, the majority of which involved one patient and carried little to no risk. Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia Catherine Tully was not fully informed on the breaches and their nature. "I would like them to add to the law a mandatory requirement that they report breaches to our office where there's a real risk of significant harm and that they do so in a timely fashion," Tully said, noting Canada's breach notification policy "makes absolutely no sense" as her office is only informed of breaches involving no harm or risk.
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