Jul 152010
 July 15, 2010  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Non-U.S.

Kathleen Harris reports:

A group of federal prison guards has won a landmark legal case against the government of Canada after an employee list with home phone numbers, addresses and names of spouses circulated through the penitentiary housing dangerous psychopaths and sociopaths.

Up to 400 staff of Ontario’s Joyceville Institution – from correctional officers right up to the warden – will receive a financial award for the breach of privacy that left many worried for their personal safety.

The tentative settlement, which also requires the Correctional Service of Canada to impose safeguards to better protect employee privacy and security, will go before a Kingston court Aug. 23 for formal approval.

Read more in the Toronto Sun.

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