Prince Edward Island Information and Privacy Commissioner Karen Rose determined a leak that took place during the 2011 election violated the province’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Guardian reports. The leak centered around the release of private emails sent to former Innovation Minster Allan Campbell, including information on three former government employees, and a human resources complaint response. “Leaks of government information to the media are an age-old activity. Such leaks, however, take on a much more serious tone when they involve the disclosure of personal information,” Rose said in her ruling. The commissioner also criticized the Department of Economic Development for failing to properly investigate the breach.
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