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Veteran calls for public inquiry into privacy breach
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10/07/2010 03:07 PM
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A Gulf War veteran is calling for a full public inquiry after the federal privacy commissioner found Veterans Affairs officials broke the law by sharing his sensitive personal and medical information.
Veteran Sean Bruyea wants an inquiry into how his confidential medical and personal information ended up in the hands of numerous government officials. Veteran Sean Bruyea wants an inquiry into how his confidential medical and personal information ended up in the hands of numerous government officials. (CBC)
An emotional Sean Bruyea said the officials in the department deliberately "crossed the line" in an attempt to discredit him as an outspoken opponent to the 2006 Veteran's Charter by including detailed information about his medical and psychological diagnosis and treatment in minister's briefing notes.
"How tragic is it that the department that is legally bound to care for us tried to stop us from exercising values we became injured in defending," he told reporters in Ottawa on Thursday.
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