Investigation into massive data breach widens to Justice Department

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OTTAWA – A investigation into the federal government’s loss of personal information on over 5,000 Canadians has widened to include the Justice Department.

The loss of a portable data key containing information connected to Canada Pension Plan disability benefits was initially thought to involve only Human Resources and Development Canada, which administers the program.

But those who filed complaints to the privacy commissioner’s office over the data breach are now being told the incident may have included another department.

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