Who’s minding the store? Data breach at privacy commissioner of Canada’s office
By Catherine Coulter
The office of the privacy commissioner of Canada has announced a major breach within its own office with the loss of an unencrypted hard drive containing sensitive personal information relating to more than 800 of its current and past employees. The loss provides a test to interim privacy commissioner Chantal Bernier, who recently took over the top job on an interim basis from departing commissioner Jennifer Stoddart.
The privacy commissioner’s office announced that the information first went missing in mid-February during an office move and that the breach was discovered in mid-March. It was not until early April that it was determined that the hard drive contained sensitive financial information, including salaries. Adding insult to injury, some of the missing personal information dated back 12 years…
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