Elections Ontario data loss victims could top four million

Howard Solomon reports:

The number of Canadians who could be victims of one of the country’s biggest losses of personal data could hit four million, according to a privacy official.

Ann Cavoukian, privacy commissioner for the province of Ontario, said Tuesday that is the number of records that might be compromised in the loss of two USB memory sticks earlier this year by the provincial elections agency.

The initial number of voter names, addresses and dates of birth on the sticks was thought to be 2.6 million. The exact number isn’t known.

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