Wednesday, December 08, 2004

CIBC faxes reportedly misdirected to another person

The newswires are carrying a report that CIBC's fax problems weren't only with a junkyard in West Virgina.

Report:2nd Man Received Confidential CIBC Data -CP :

"Wednesday December 8, 3:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--A second businessman says the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM.T) has been faxing him confidential customer information for several years -the second such privacy breach revealed in less than two weeks, the Montreal Gazette reported on Wednesday, according to the Canadian Press.

Local businessman Stephen Oakes told the Gazette the CIBC has been sending private information about its customers to his toll-free number for four years, CP reported.

Oakes estimates he has received 24 CIBC faxes since 2000, containing names, home addresses, social insurance numbers and bank plan account numbers, CP reported. ..."

For the background to this story, see "PIPEDA and Canadian Privacy Law: Misdirected fax saga continues" and the news reports it links to.

Update: April 18, 2005 - PIPEDA and Canadian Privacy Law: Privacy Commisioner of Canada releases her report on the CIBC faxing incidents

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