Federal privacy commissioner to investigate security lapse

USB key. (REUTERS file photo/Tobias Schwarz)

USB key. (REUTERS file photo/Tobias Schwarz)

Randy Richmond and Scott Taylor, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:29 PM ET

LONDON, Ont. - The federal privacy commissioner is poised to launch a full investigation into a security lapse that lost the private information of about 5,000 Canadians.

“I think you can expect that we will be investigating the matter,” Anne-Marie Hayden, spokesperson for the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, said Monday.

The commissioner’s office has already received 100 calls and several official complaints about the loss of a USB stick that contained private medical, employment and education information, as well as Social Insurance numbers.


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