Ca: Data breach findings in limbo since 2012, legislature hears

Cindy E. Harnett reports:

More than two years after the B.C. government said it was forwarding the findings of its 2012 Health Ministry privacy breach investigation to the RCMP, the police said they had yet to receive it.

An RCMP officer in the federal serious and organized crime unit asked the B.C. government in November when it would forward information from its 2012 internal investigation, according to documents obtained by the NDP through a freedom of information request. The NDP presented its findings in the legislature on Wednesday.

“I have seen mention of your investigation in the media these past few weeks,” Const. Dean Miller wrote in a Nov. 6, 2014, email to Wendy Taylor, director of privacy investigations for the Ministry of Citizens’ Services. “Are you any closer to being in a position to forward us your findings?”

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