Healthcare data breaches cross the border
Healthcare providers are exposing private health information through the careless use of unsecured USB drives. It's not just a problem in the United States. Last week the health department in Ontario's Durham region lost a USB key containing data collected from 83,000 patients.
Like HIPAA regulations in the US, Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) requires healthcare providers "to ensure that personal health information in the custodian’s custody or control is protected against theft, loss and unauthorized use or disclosure".