The Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) is accepting the recommendations of a privacy review report recently unveiled by the Privacy Review Office (PRO). To see the report, visit: http://foipop.ns.ca/rep_recent.html .
According to a report from the agency, the WCB will implement some of the recommendations immediately, and others, it will accept in principle with the process of implementation to happen over time. (WCxKit)
The WCB handles more than one million claim-related documents and payment transactions every year, most containing personally identifying information. All WCB employees are required to complete annual privacy training with a focus on containing breaches, remedying and learning from them in order to prevent further breaches. (WCxKit)
“Privacy breaches, much like workplace injuries, can be prevented and our employees achieve this in the vast majority of our transactions,” said McKenna. “However, just as we believe one workplace injury is too many, we also believe one privacy breach is too many, and we will continue to strive towards achieving this goal.”
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