Commissioner Cavoukian Orders Durham to Encrypt Health Information on all mobile devices

Summary  Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, today ordered Durham Region’s Medical Officer of Health to ensure that all personal health information stored on mobile devices is strongly encrypted. A health order issued by the Commissioner addresses a recent privacy breach in Durham Region, but also goes beyond to focus on the province-wide issue of protecting personal health information stored on mobile devices.

Order HO-007
Keywords  Durham Region, encryption, mobile device, privacy breach, PHIPA, personal health information.
Published Date  Jan 14, 2010

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