Marc Kilching of Sun Media reports:
Documents containing detailed information on children who participated in a city-funded summer program were carelessly left out in the open at a public housing apartment building where a man was recently charged with possession of child pornography.
George Pappas, director of the Glamorgan Resident’s Association, was running one of his weekly social events for the residents when he and another member of his group found approximately 200 pages near the top of a garbage can in the rec room.
The papers contained the birth dates, health card numbers, contact details and other personal information on children from 6 and 7 Glamorgan Ave. and other nearby Toronto Community Housing buildings who participated in the summer program.
Concerned that such information was left in a public place, Pappas sent a fax to city councillors and the mayor asking why the information was left open.
“A bunch of them called me back and expressed their concern and said they’d look into it,” he said. “But none of them actually told me what to do with the papers or asked for them back.”
When contacted by the Sun, the information and privacy commissioner for the province immediately launched an investigation and had an assistant commissioner pick up the documents from Pappas yesterday evening.
Full story – Toronto Sun