[Dataloss] Canada: 32,000 farmers data on stolen laptop

lyger lyger at attrition.org
Thu Jun 5 03:37:33 UTC 2008


It took more than two months for a federal government agency to alert 
32,000 farmers, including 7,000 Manitobans, that their private information 
was in unknown hands after a laptop was stolen.

The news comes on the heels of an annual report released this week by 
Canada's privacy commissioner, which blasted the private sector for 
failing to protect personal information.

Although the theft happened March 30, Canadians weren't sent letters until 
last week informing them their social insurance numbers, bank account 
numbers and other data had been stored on a laptop stolen from the 
Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA).


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