eHealth Saskatchewan Investigates Computer Disposal Error

The government body that oversees Saskatchewan’s electronic health record system is reviewing internal security policies after 44 computers were disposed of before the hard drives were removed.

The computers, all slated for recycling or reuse, were mistakenly allowed to be picked up by a computer refurbishing company prior to the destruction of the hard drives.

Financial Information Breach at the University of Victoria – Yet Another Example of the Need for Encryption

A recent break in at the University of Victoria has put more than 11,000 current and former employees in fear that their personal information could be used for fraudulent purposes.

The thief took off with a small safe, cash, cheques and electronic information. The most critical piece of information was the media storage device containing the names, social insurance numbers and personal banking information of employees who worked at University of Victoria since January 2010.