Ca: RBC sends wrong RRSP info, including names and SINs, to ‘approximately 500’ customers

Pete Evans reports:

The biggest bank in Canada says it accidentally mailed hundreds of incorrect RRSP receipts to the wrong customers, exposing the names, addresses and social insurance numbers of those clients in the process.

Royal Bank of Canada says that as a result of what it called a “printing error” a number of its customers recently received RRSP contribution receipts that contained personal information about other clients of the bank.

“Privacy is one of our highest priorities and we sincerely apologize to clients who have been impacted,” banks spokeswoman Aishling Cullen told CBC News, adding that they believe the number of affected clients is “approximately 500.”

Read more on CBC News.

Note: “Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a type of Canadian account for holding savings and investment assets.”

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