Jeff Davis reports:
Staples Business Depot received a slap on the wrist from the federal privacy commissioner Tuesday for failing to protect customers’ personal information.
The business-supplies company was found to have been selling used data storage devices — such as computers, hard drives and USB sticks — without first wiping them clean of data.
Also criticized in Tuesday’s report was online-dating site eHarmony, which was found not to be giving users a clear option of permanently deleting their profile information from the site.
Read more on Canada.com,
Related, from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:
- Audit: Risks to Staples’ customer data remained following breaches (Press Release)
- Annual Report to Parliament 2010 – Report on thePersonal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
- Audit of Staples Business Depot