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OIPC Investigating Discarded Documents

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February 22, 2013

Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) is investigating after a man found documents containing potentially sensitive information in the trash behind a restaurant. The information included credit card batch and employee reports related to the restaurant. OIPC spokeswoman Diane McLeod-McKay said organizations are responsible for properly disposing of personal information, and of particular concern in the case is the detailed reports on employees “If I work at an organization and there is anything related to my employment such as my employee record or hours of work, then the organization needs to ensure it is protected,” she said.
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