Personal Data of 144,000 Canadians Breached by Federal Authorities

Personal Data of 144,000 Canadians Breached by Federal Authorities

Several government departments in Canada have compromised the personal information of 144,000 individuals across 7,992 data breaches that occurred over the past two years, according to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Personal information belonging to 144,000 Canadians breached by federal departments and agencies

Personal information belonging to 144,000 Canadians breached by federal departments and agencies

Federal departments or agencies have mishandled personal information belonging to 144,000 Canadians over the past two years, according to new figures tabled in the House of Commons — and not everyone who was swept up in a privacy breach was told about it.

'Is that even legal?': Companies may be sharing new credit or debit card information without you knowing

'Is that even legal?': Companies may be sharing new credit or debit card information without you knowing

Vanessa Acuña blames an "updating service" that some credit and debit card companies have that allows new account numbers and expiry dates to be shared with merchants customers have dealt with in the past.