By The Canadian Press - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 0 Comments
OTTAWA – We’re sorry — and we’re trying to make sure it never happens…
OTTAWA – We’re sorry — and we’re trying to make sure it never happens again.
That was the message Thursday from senior federal bureaucrats responsible for the loss of personal information belonging to more than half a million Canadians.
Employees at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada lost an external hard drive and USB key in November, resulting in the massive privacy breach.
“Sensitive personal information was stored on unencrypted portable storage devices and not properly secured. This should not have occurred,” said Ian Shugart, a deputy minister with the department.
“On behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, I say to the committee, I apologize for these incidents. ”