Ca: 2,551 people affected by Guelph privacy breach

CTV reports:

Personal information belonging to thousands of people was accidentally shared with a lawyer involved in legal action against the City of Guelph.

The issue first came to light last February, when city officials said “files not relevant to the litigation that had been delayed, but not permanently erased” had been on a file storage device given to the lawyer.

Hold it. The issue was first discovered last February, and people are only first being notified now? I realize that this may have been deemed to be a low-risk error, as the recipient was a lawyer and the device was returned to the city, but even so, this strikes me as too long a delay in notification.

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