Calgary Apologizes For Breaching 3,700 Employees' Privacy

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CALGARY — The City of Calgary has wrapped up its investigation into a privacy breach in June involving more than 3,700 employees.

It involved Workers' Compensation Board claim reports from 2012 to 2016.

The information included claim numbers and names, but not birth dates, banking information, addresses, health numbers or Social Insurance Numbers.

The city said in a news release that it happened when a city employee sought technical assistance from another Alberta municipality while working with this information.

The recipient received the information at both personal and work email addresses.

Affected employees being notified

Registered letters are being sent to affected employees and Alberta's privacy commissioner has been contacted.

"We apologize for this situation. The City takes its responsibility of handling and managing the personal information of our staff and citizens very seriously. We are conducting a full review of our current processes and information and data security safeguards to reduce the potential for this type of incident to occur again,'' the city said in the statement.

(CHQR, CFFR)

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