10 Jul eHealth Breaches Privacy by Sharing Info with Election Saskatchewan
A report from a provincial privacy watchdog says eHealth breached privacy in the data-sharing deal it had with Elections Saskatchewan.
Pursuant to the results of an inquiry on June 23, Ron Kruzeniski, Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner, reports that eHealth had no authority to share the personal health data with Elections Saskatchewan, and the latter should not have received it.
eHealth had been providing Elections Saskatchewan with names, birthdays, address, and residency status, and even health services numbers of Saskatchewan residents which is used to revise voter registry and keep track of names changes and deaths.
eHealth contacted the commissioner’s office self-reporting the breach of information on its own data-sharing agreement.
Source: CBC News