Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says her government will move to immediately contact an estimated 38 thousand people affected by a data breach.
The government has uncovered three specific cases where personal health information was accessed for research purposes, without proper authorization.
"The first breach was the health data of over 38 thousand people. The second breach was about five million individuals over several years. And the third breach was about 21 thousand people"
Seven people were fired last year a part of a ministry of health probe into the privacy breach.
The investigation continues.