Hospital sued after employees sell patient data to RESP firms

By Staff | June 27, 2014 | Last updated on June 27, 2014
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Rouge Valley Health System in Scarborough, Ont. is facing a $412-million class-action lawsuit after two employees sold the personal information of 8,300 new mothers to RESP companies, reports CP24.

The OSC and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario are aware of the breach, and the hospital has confirmed the allegations.

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The leaks happened over two years. It’s not the first time staff at Ontario hospitals have misused patient information. There have been other breaches at unrelated facilities in Peterborough and Sault Ste. Marie.

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