Ca: Veterans Affairs admits to another privacy breach by Canadian legion staff

David Pugliese reports:

Veterans Affairs is acknowledging another case where the confidential files of a Canadian veteran were accessed, without consent, by an employee of the Royal Canadian Legion.

The Ottawa Citizen reported on such cases in early May, but at the time, Veterans Affairs said it was aware of only one complaint about unauthorized access to such files.

But after the article appeared, the department started examining who was accessing the files. “A thorough review of historic records enabled VAC to identify another incident related to the Royal Canadian Legion,” department spokeswoman Janice Summerby said in an email. “The department worked with the Royal Canadian Legion to ensure appropriate corrective action was taken at that time.”

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