Friday, December 03, 2004

Another privacy breach to round out the week

CTV News is reporting another Canadian privacy breach apparently caused by a computer glitch. Apparently, twenty seven thousand welfare cheques were distributed this week with the social insurance numbers of others written on them. Once again, apologies are the the order of the day: | Personal info released on Ont. benefit cheques:

"The Ontario government is apologizing for an embarrassing security lapse that accidentally disclosed the social insurance numbers of 27,000 people in the province.

The error occurred when the latest run of Ontario child-care supplement cheques went out with stubs attached that included the wrong name, address and SIN, said Management Board Chairman Gerry Phillips.

'I want to begin by apologizing to those 27,000 people,'' Philips said late Friday. 'This is unacceptable.''...."

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