Ca: Colwood employment centre loses data on 212 clients

RCMP are investigating a possible privacy breach at a Colwood employment centre, after the personal information of more than 200 clients went missing.

Work Link, a non-profit organization that helps people find jobs, misplaced the personal files of 212 people, said West Shore RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott Hilderley.

The files contain “pretty sensitive information,” including social insurance numbers, birthdays, home addresses, phone numbers and, possibly, driver’s licence numbers. That information in the wrong hands can be used to carry out identity theft, he said.

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