Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on eHealth Saskatchewan Potential Privacy Breach

January 16, 2020

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan is investigating a cyberattack affecting eHealth and potentially health care information

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan (IPC) is undertaking an investigation into a cyberattack on the computer systems of eHealth. eHealth is Saskatchewan’s main service provider of health information in the province.

The office is working closely with eHealth.

On January 10, 2020, eHealth reported a ransomware attack on their computer systems to the IPC. eHealth has confirmed publicly that it was subject to a ransomware attack.

The IPC investigation will, among other things, examine whether there was a breach of personal information or personal health information, and if so, the scope of the breach, the circumstances leading to it, and what, if any, measures eHealth could have taken to prevent and contain the breach. My office will also investigate ways eHealth can help ensure the future security of personal health information and avoid further attacks.

If anyone has any questions, they can contact eHealth at privacyandaccess@eHealthSask.ca  or you can Phone: 1-855-eHS-LINK (347-5465)

Alternatively, persons who have questions or wish to file a complaint can contact my office at 306-787-0488 or 1-877-748-2298.

Note to media: My office will not discuss the details of the investigation while it is ongoing.  My office will issue a public report once the investigation is complete.

Ronald J. Kruzeniski, Q.C.
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Media contact: Kim Mignon-Stark, Executive Assistant

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan
kmignon-stark@oipc.sk.ca 306-798-0173

503 – 1801 Hamilton Street, Regina SK S4P 4B4
Telephone: 306-787-8350 / Toll Free Telephone (within Saskatchewan): 1-877-748-2298
Email: webmaster@oipc.sk.ca / Twitter: @SaskIPC

Statement from IPC on eHealth Potential Privacy Breach

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