Memo reveals ‘shocking’ police misuse of COVID-19 database, say rights groups

October 1, 2020 - All News

Durham Regional Police had their access to the COVID-19 database revoked shortly before it was shut down.

In what’s being called a “shocking” misuse of personal health information, Ontario police services made unauthorized searches of the province’s COVID-19 first-responder data portal — including querying entire postal codes to find active cases of the virus, according to documents obtained by two civil rights groups.

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