N.S. government reveals May privacy breach involved 10,599 unredacted decisions

Yvonne Colbert reports:

The Nova Scotia government has now disclosed the number of unredacted decisions posted online in a May privacy breach by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal totalled 10,599.

The decisions contained highly-sensitive information, including employer names, as well as employee names and their medical and psychiatric information. Until now, the government has said little about the error other than it was following the province’s privacy breach protocol, which includes conducting a thorough investigation.

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