Privacy breach on pot dispensary website reveals medical data

Birth certificates, medical imaging, passports, prescriptions, biopsy reports, mental health assessments and more — the personal information and medical records of an unknown number of patients were publicly available on the website of a Vancouver marijuana dispensary until recently.

It is not clear whether the information was exposed accidentally or for some malicious purpose. Dispensary management said they had notified the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of B.C., who confirmed an investigation was underway.

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