Ca: Tax collector may have used confidential files for business leads

Chad Skelton reports:

A tax collector in B.C. used the Canada Revenue Agency’s computers to look up the private tax files of hundreds of high-income individuals, apparently in the hopes of hitting them up for a business she ran on the side, according to internal government documents.

The CRA’s internal investigation report, obtained by the Vancouver Sun through the Access-to-Information Act, reveals the woman’s “deliberate and systematic” mining of taxpayer information went on for four years before being detected, making it one of the largest privacy breaches in the agency’s history.


Four years to detection? Um….

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