CBC privacy breach was bigger, broader than 1st announced

Dean Beeby reports:

A privacy breach at CBC/Radio-Canada was larger than initially reported, involving 23,675 employees, former employees, contractors and others, internal documents show.

The corporation said on May 16 — when it first announced the breach — that 20,008 people were affected. That’s the number it reported to the privacy commissioner of Canada.

But the corporation knew by at least May 11 that the actual total was larger, emails obtained under the Access to Information Act show.

A CBC spokesman, Douglas Chow, confirmed the larger number. “We also decided to send letters to incorporated outside contractors whose business information was potentially impacted and in the same spirit of transparency,” he said.

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