Today, the Toronto Star published an editorial calling on Minister of Health, Eric Hoskins, to close the loophole in the privacy act and strengthen the IPC’s oversight.
“The Commissioner is calling for a legislative change to force hospitals to report serious breaches to his office. He is right to do so. Clearly there is a need to shine a brighter spotlight on health-care privacy leaks. Mandatory reporting to the privacy commissioner is one way to achieve that goal.”