Privacy Watchdog Probes Canadian Agency After 2nd Breach

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 8:41 PM EST) -- The Canadian privacy regulator on Friday launched a probe into a government benefits agency's loss of a hard drive that contained the personal information of more than half a million employees and student loan program participants, a loss that marked the second breach at the department in less than a month.

After determining that there were “reasonable grounds” for a complaint, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced the initiation of an investigation into whether the policies and practices at Human Resources and Skills...
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