Monday, December 17, 2012

Vancouver health authority employee fired for snooping on celebrities' records

An employee of Vancouver Coastal Health has been fired for snooping on the records of a number of local celebrities. The employee needed routine access to electronic medical records as part of her job. The inappropriate access was discovered through a routine, internal audit of the use of the electronic records system.

We are seeing a handful of cases like these, and the employees have consistently been terminated for the violation. It will be interesting if labour arbitrators and others uphold such automatic terminations, but they certainly send a strong message that this sort of snooping will not be tolerated.

See: Three Vancouver CTV personalities' private records accessed by health authority employee.

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