Ca: Children’s aid families’ names posted online

Police are investigating an unprecedented security breach at a Brockville-area children’s aid society after an electronic file containing the names of 285 families involved with Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville was made available on Facebook.

The breach was discovered Monday at 1:42 p.m. after both a client and a community member called the society to complain that a link to the confidential report was posted on the Smith’s Falls Swapshop Facebook page, executive director Ray Lemay told the Star Monday night.

The society doesn’t know how long the link had been on the members-only page or if it has been shared more widely, he said.

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