Magazine article Information Management

Long-Term Care Home Hired Chicken Farm to Shred Sensitive Records

Magazine article Information Management

Long-Term Care Home Hired Chicken Farm to Shred Sensitive Records

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INFO SECURITY

A Canadian long-term care company found itself in hot water over its plan to let a chicken farm shred its sensitive health documents.

A chicken farm should not be used to dispose of sensitive health documents, said Ron Kruzeniski, Saskatchewan's privacy and information commissioner, as he announced he was cancelling the agreement, according to media sources.

CBC News reported that the privacy office had been investigating Spruce Manor Special Care Home in Dalmeny after some of the residents' health cards ended up in a recycling bin.

The investigation revealed that the home had signed a contract with an undisclosed chicken farm to destroy its confidential records. In the agreement, the farm said it would "agree to accept full responsibility to maintain the security and confidentiality of all documents" received from Spruce Manor Special Care Home, CBC News said. …

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