Clare Mellor reports:
Just like its ideal that “one Nova Scotian injured on the job is too many,” the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia must change its culture and adopt a policy that one breach of privacy is too many, says a review of the board’s privacy practices released Friday.
Internal memos show that the board has broken the province’s privacy law with 155 breaches of clients’ personal information over a 32-month period, according to a recent investigation by Dulcie McCallum, the province’s freedom of information and privacy review officer.
McCallum found the board minimized breaches of clients’ personal information and rarely notified clients their information may have been released.
Read more on Chronicle Herald.
Nova Scotia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Report of Review Officer, Dulcie McCallum: P-11-01 – Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia – Privacy Matters: Creating a Zero Tolerance Privacy Environment (November 18, 2011)