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Canada Dashboard Digest | Health authority reaches $400K data breach settlement Related reading: FTC Chair Simons voices support for federal US privacy law

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CBC News reports a settlement for approximately $400,000 has been reached after a former employee accessed patient health information. The Nova Scotia class-action lawsuit was levied against the former Capital District Health Authority. Between 2005 and 2011, a former employee accessed patient data of an estimated 105 friends and family without proper authorization. One of the lawyers representing the victims in the case said, "Having your private information accessed by somebody that you did not authorize to have access to is troubling and causes distress to individuals." 
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