Wednesday, May 03, 2006

New Brunswick premier in privacy hot water

The Premier of the Province of New Brunswick is in hot water and one of this senior official has had to resign after a letter from an opposition politician concerning a constituent with an 18-month licence suspension for drunk driving was released to the media by the Premier's Press Secretary. The Secretary has since resigned and the Ombudsman of the province is investigating under the province's privacy legislation. (See: - CP Atlantic Regional News. Hat tip to Pogo Was Right for the link.)

This sort of thing is not particularly new in New Brunswick, but you would think they'd learn. See: The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Politics and privacy: New Brunswick MLA resigns from cabinet over alleged violation of NB's privacy laws, The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Second New Brunswick Minister resigns over new privacy breach.

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