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 November 1, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Allison Jones of The Canadian Press reports:

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is destroying the personal information of wine, beer and spirit club members that the privacy commissioner said it was wrong to collect — but only after putting up a legal fight that cost more than a quarter of a million dollars.

Now the LCBO is in the process of winding down its wine club program, which allowed enthusiasts belonging to those clubs to buy products that aren’t normally available at the LCBO and to get volume discounts.

The Vin de Garde wine club complained to Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner in 2012 that the LCBO had started requiring more information beyond members’ names and addresses, now including the precise details and quantities of their orders.

Read more on Toronto Star.

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