Manitoba sued over privacy breach involving 9,000 children

Dean Pritchard reports an update to a previously disclosed breach:

A class-action lawsuit will proceed against the province after confidential information about nearly 9,000 children with disabilities was mistakenly sent to agencies that provide services to them and community advocates.

An email notice was delivered to potential claimants this week notifying them about the class action. Court records show a judge certified the lawsuit as a class action early last summer.

In August 2020, Children’s Disability Services staff accidentally sent an email intended for the Manitoba children’s advocate to about 100 agencies and advocacy groups.

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