Canada Revenue Agency staff members illegally accessed the information of 41,361 citizens between November 2015 and November 2018, CTV News reports. The agency revealed 264 incidents took place in the time period. The CRA deemed 37,502 people who had their information accessed faced a “low risk of injury”; however, 1,640 citizens received a letter from the agency about the breaches. Of the 264 employees who illicitly accessed information, 182 have been disciplined, and 36 face pending actions. “The fact that unauthorized/inappropriate access by employees is still happening at all, despite the measures CRA has taken, remains an ongoing concern,” Office of the Privacy Commissioner Spokesperson Tobi Cohen said.
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