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Canada Dashboard Digest | OIPC fines snooping Albertan health care worker $3,000 Related reading: The IAPP's Privacy List goes live with new web conference series


A former health care clerk at Alberta's Athabasca Healthcare Centre has been fined $3,000 by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, after accessing clients' health care information without proper authorization, the Edmonton Journal reports. The OIPC initially launched the 2015 investigation after 10 affected clients notified the agency of her actions. It was later found the clerk had accessed health data "279 times without authorization through electronic health records," the report states. She "was charged in January and pleaded guilty in Athabasca provincial court March 27."
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