Ontario hit with hundreds of privacy-breach complaints

Richard J. Brennan reports:

Ontario has been hit with more than 200 privacy complaints about the mishandling of personal information by the provincial government or its agencies over the past 18 months, according to the information and privacy commissioner.

Most of them can be chalked up to human error or computer glitches, but the common thread in the complaints is that detailed personal information ended up in the wrong hands.

As recently as last week, a misdialed fax machine was blamed for a privacy breach affecting hundreds of Ontario Disability Support Program recipients in Hamilton.

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