Ca: District of Squamish breach admitted

Rebecca Aldous reports:

District of Squamish officials last year accidentally posted bylaw infraction information on the district’s website that should have remained private.

The privacy breach happened for approximately a month in January 2011. At the time, the public was able to access mostly unidentifiable bylaw complaint attachments, said Robin Arthurs, the municipality’s general manager of corporate services. Those included items such as photos of vehicles or a low-hanging branch over a sidewalk.

District officials were made aware of the infringement by a member of the public who found an audio file of the same person’s voicemail message on the website, Arthurs noted. Ten minutes later, the problem was fixed, Arthurs said.

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