FI: Tax authority estimates 27,000 customers affected by mix-up

Yle reports: An error by the Finnish tax authority Vero, in which approximately 27,000 customers received letters containing information relating to other individuals, has created a serious data protection situation, according to the Assistant Data Protection Commissioner Jari Råman. “It is always a serious situation when personal information goes to the wrong place. Especially...

Records with Information on 770 Elder Abuse or Dependent Adult Abuse Cases Stolen From Riverside County Employee’s Car

CBS reports: Nearly 800 paper files containing sensitive information were stolen last month from a Riverside County employee’s vehicle, the county announced Thursday. The records, stolen July 27, contained sensitive information about cases investigated by the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, putting the personal data of 770 individuals at risk of misuse,...

Ca: Patient horrified after medical information left at curb outside London walk-in clini

Andrew Lupton reports: Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner is investigating after a clear plastic bag containing documents with patient names and medication information was left at the curb outside a London walk-in clinic. One patient whose information was in the bag said she’s furious the papers weren’t shredded. Read more on CBC.