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Chicken Farm Doesn’t Cut It As Document Shredder

October 18, 2015


A privacy official in Canada has ruled that a nursing home’s contract with a chicken farm violates Canada’s Health Information Protection Act. (That’s “HIPA,” as opposed to its more convoluted U.S. counterpart, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability, or HIPAA.)  The Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner found, among other things, that the contract between the Spruce Manor Special Care Home and an undisclosed chicken farm was short on specifics because it failed to detail “how the personal health information is to be shredded” or what it meant by a “timely manner.”

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