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Prison Staff To Receive $1000 Each

PRIVACY LAW

September 3, 2010

On August 23, a judge approved a settlement between Correctional Services of Canada and the staff of the Joyceville Institution, awarding 366 staff members $1,000 each for a 2003 incident that exposed their home addresses and phone numbers to an inmate, reports the Ottawa Citizen. According to the report, some may receive more if they can prove that the leak caused psychological or psychiatric problems. The staff's lawyer, Chris Edwards, said that the amount reflected that some of the information leaked was already publicly available. "Perhaps the most important part of the settlement is that Correctional Services Canada is doing a review of their privacy practices now, as a result of this, in most of this region's institutions," Edwards said.
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