Investment regulator loses portable storage device containing personal info on 52,000 Canadians

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the agency that regulates Canada’s investment industry, has announced that a portable storage device has been lost containing the personal information of 52,000 individuals.

 

Their statement says it was an “isolated incident”, which it may well be within their organization but it certainly is happening a lot across all industries. Given the publicity surrounding some very high-profile breaches in Canada, it is puzzling that people are still putting sensitive information on portable storage devices.

From the Toronto Star: Investment regulator “regrets” loss of clients’ personal info | Toronto Star.

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