Federal worker loses personal data of 5,000 Canadians

USB key. (REUTERS file photo/Tobias Schwarz)

USB key. (REUTERS file photo/Tobias Schwarz)

Randy Richmond and Scott Taylor, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:04 PM ET

An electronic storage device containing the personal information of about 5,000 Canadians has gone missing at the federal department responsible for pensions and employment programs, QMI Agency has learned.

An employee with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada lost a USB key containing social insurance numbers, medical records and other information.


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