April 11th, 2018

Statement by Dave Wilson on FOIPOP data breach

HALIFAX – Dave Wilson, NDP spokesperson for Internal Services, made the following statement on the data breach from the Freedom of Information website:

“The Liberal government intentionally withheld information from the public about this data breach by refusing to answer journalists’ questions about this issue yesterday. Individuals whose personal information had been compromised should have been notified immediately.

The fact that this breach happened in early March and was only discovered because a government employee stumbled upon it is very concerning. Regular testing should be done and contracts with third-party vendors must be strong enough to protect this kind of sensitive information.”

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