Ca: Bar and lounge workers warned of potential privacy breach (update1)

Jana G. Pruden reports:

Hundreds of employees of the Oil City Hospitality Group are being warned that personal information such as social insurance numbers and birth dates has been “accessed and possibly compromised” after a break-in at the company’s head office this summer.

The group owns a number of popular bars and lounges in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, including Edmonton’s The Pint and the Pint Public House. A newspaper notice says the group’s head office was broken into on the evening of June 23, and warns anyone who was ever employed at one of the group’s 11 locations to take precautions to protect their identity and credit.

Read more on Edmonton Journal.

Update: It’s more than hundreds.  CBC News reports:

A flash drive with the personal information of 2,000 bar and restaurant employees was stolen from the head office of the Oil City Hospitality Group in north Edmonton last summer.

The drive contained the names, addresses and social insurance numbers of people who worked at establishments owned by the company including The Pint, Oil City Roadhouse, Rockstars, Fluid Lounge and Vinyl Lounge.

Read more on CBC News.

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