#CyberFLASH: Federal agencies hit by privacy breach 101 times in past 4 months

Government Canada privacy breaches

OTTAWA—The federal government has quietly logged 101 breaches of Canadians’ private information over the last four months, the Star has learned.

Numbers released by Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien’s office reveal his office was informed of a privacy breach an average of almost once a day since April 1.

The majority of these breaches occurred in two departments: Veterans’ Affairs Canada (38) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (31). Canada Revenue Agency experienced another 14 breaches.

Eleven other departments — including Foreign Affairs and Trade, Employment and Social Development, and Transport Canada — reported between one and four breaches to Therrien’s office.

Read more in The Star Canada

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