Jan 172019
 January 17, 2019  Posted by  Breaches

Jack Julian reports on a truly horrific leak:

A Dartmouth, N.S., woman whose personal information was exposed in the province’s worst-ever privacy breach says the experience has left her angry and hurt.

“I felt violated,” the woman said.

CBC News is shielding the woman’s identity because the files leaked by the province’s online freedom of information portal in March 2018 concerned sexual trauma she experienced as a child.


The woman said she received roughly 300 pages of documents in February 2018, most of it deeply personal.

“Assessments, details of the sexual trauma that I had experienced, my birth certificate, interviews with myself as a child,” she said. “It confirmed my memories of the trauma that I had experienced.”

In mid-April, 2018, she received a letter from the provincial government saying her file was one of more than 7,000 downloaded from the province’s unsecured portal.

Read more on CBC.

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