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Breach-Related E-mails Were Not Deleted

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December 6, 2013

Global News reports e-mails belonging to a special advisor to the prime minister that were “once believed deleted were actually ‘frozen’ in relation to legal action dealing with a privacy breach” involving the loss of a hard drive containing personal information on 583,000 Canada Student Loan borrowers. While it is not believed the advisor was involved in the breach, the report states, the Privy Council Office wrote to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that “it was mistaken when it said the e-mails had been deleted, as is standard procedure” and they had, instead, been retained due to a legal case.
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