What is secure destruction and how is this standard met?

Secure destruction of record-level data refers to the destruction of the data in such a manner that reconstruction is not reasonably foreseeable in the circumstances, as defined in Section 18 of the Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreement. Industry best practices for the secure destruction of data are constantly evolving; this is particularly true for data in electronic format. For general information about secure destruction methods, please review the fact sheet available from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (PDF). This fact sheet includes suggested best practices for the destruction of personal information. More information about CIHI’s current secure destruction requirements is available upon request.

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