Ca: Veteran wants public inquiry into privacy breach

A war veteran who was the victim of a privacy breach at the hands of bureaucrats with Canada’s Veterans Affairs Department is calling for an apology and a full public inquiry.

Privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart on Thursday released the results of an investigation which found that the department broke the law in its handling of the personal information of retired intelligence officer Sean Bruyea — who’s well known as an outspoken advocate for veterans.

The year-long investigation stemmed from a complaint by Bruyea, whose medical and financial information was contained in briefing notes prepared for then-veterans affairs minister Greg Thompson in 2006.

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