Privacy breach hits 45,000 recipients of Ontario’s disability support program

Kristin Rushowy reports:

Ontario’s social services minister has apologized after the Mississauga disability support program office mistakenly emailed the private information of 45,000 people to 100 recipients.

“On December 20th, due to a clerical error, the Mississauga ODSP office unintentionally shared some individuals’ information over email,” said Lisa MacLeod in a statement.


The December email was sent out to notify recipients of improvements to online information in the ODSP’s “MyBenefits portal.” The email came with an attachment — a spreadsheet with the name, email address and ODSP file number of 45,000 recipients.

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