Ontario government scrambling after printing mistake causes data breach affecting thousands

Vito Pilieci reports:

The provincial government is scrambling to notify thousands of Ontarians that they have been victims of a data breach that has exposed the health card numbers, birth dates and homes addresses of at least 5,600 people.

Anne-Marie Flanagan, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, admitted the breach after the Citizen contacted the government to inquire why health card renewal forms were being sent to Ontarians that contained the personal information of other residents in the province.

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