City of Calgary embroiled in privacy breach class-action lawsuit

Lyle Adriano reports:

The city of Calgary is facing a $92.9 million lawsuit for allegedly breaching the privacy rights of its employees.

The suit, filed Tuesday, alleged a privacy breach in June 2016. The document claims that a city staffer sent an email to an employee of another Alberta municipality which contained the personal information of 3,716 municipal employees.

The information allegedly leaked by the email was contained in Workers’ Compensation Board claim details. Information such as medical records, Social Insurance Numbers, addresses, dates of birth, Alberta Health Care numbers and income details were potentially exposed.

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