WRHA: Client Data Breached After Bag Stolen from Car

WRHA: Client Data Breached After Bag Stolen from Car

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - WRHA

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says a bag was stolen last month containing the personal information of several clients.

The bag was taken from an unattended parked vehicle of a WRHA employee on March 7, containing a notebook with the employee’s schedule of activities and included the names and ward locations of clients.

The health authority contacted 75 people who may have been affected by the breach.

Winnipeg police are also investigating the incident.

“The WRHA takes client and patient privacy very seriously,” a statement said. “Every staff person within the region attends obligatory training on the privacy of health information and signs a pledge of confidentiality. The region also has policies and procedures designed to prevent these types of incidents from occurring. While the WRHA believe the risk to the individuals is very low, we feel it is our responsibility to share the information with the public.”



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