Edmonton Bar and lounge workers warned of potential privacy breach

EDMONTON – Hundreds of employees of the Oil City Hospitality Group are being warned that personal information such as social insurance numbers and birth dates has been “accessed and possibly compromised” after a break-in at the company’s head office this summer.

The group owns a number of popular bars and lounges in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, including Edmonton’s The Pint and the Pint Public House. A newspaper notice says the group’s head office was broken into on the evening of June 23, and warns anyone who was ever employed at one of the group’s 11 locations to take precautions to protect their identity and credit.

Al Gothjelpsen, director of operations for the group, said the group let hundreds of staff members know about the situation immediately after the break-in, contacting “every staff member that we had on file, dating back basically to our inception.”

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