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Canada Dashboard Digest | Denham Investigating Biggest Breach in BC History; APEGA Victim of Phishing Scam Related reading: Pizza Hut Australia customers affected by data breach



BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has launched an investigation into what is being described as “the largest privacy breach in the province’s history,” Times Colonist reports. The Ministry of Education has been “unable to locate an unencrypted backup hard drive that contains about 3.4 million records that can be linked to specific individuals,” CBC News reports. Denham has issued a statement that she will investigate the “very serious privacy issues,” adding, “It is deeply concerning to learn about another case of a major privacy breach involving unencrypted data.” Meanwhile, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta suffered a breach “when all the names and email addresses of its 75,000 members were given to an unknown party as a result of a phishing event.”
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