It seems that everyone in Alberta, Canada, is infuriated after a breach of 620,000 patient records went unannounced for four months, local newspapers report.
Jill Clayton, Albertas Information and Privacy Commissioner, learned of a Sept. 26, 2013, laptop theft on Oct. 1, but did not investigate or notify anyone else. That included Health Minister Fred Horne, who did not learn of the breach until January 21 when he received a letter from the affected provider organization--Medicentres Family Health Care Clinics--which operates 25 clinics in Edmonton and Calgary, the Edmonton Sun reports.
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