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Information breached at Alberta Health Services by former employee

A woman uses a computer keyboard in Vancouver on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. The federal Liberals are considering whether a reshape of federal labour standards should include giving workers the right to ignore their job-related emails at home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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A further audit determined an additional 11,000 people had their demographic details viewed

30 complaints after personal information stolen at AHS

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta Health Services (AHS) failed to properly protect the health information of more than 12,000 people according to Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

We first learned of the issue more than two years ago. AHS had said a former employee improperly accessed hundreds of profiles using the ‘Netcare System’.

A further audit determined an additional 11,000 people had their demographic details viewed, 30 of them complained to commissioner Jill Clayton.

Spokesperson Scott Sibbald says they have asked AHS to improve the training for those with access to the digital files.

“We asked that AHS review whether there is proper access granted to that system and that auditing processes are up to speed”

Investigators also determined AHS failed to ensure the employee was aware of and adhered to safeguards around health information.