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CRA Employees “Repeatedly Violated” Laws

DATA BREACH

June 20, 2013

Two Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees violated privacy laws repeatedly over multiple years, Postmedia News reports. “The CRA said the multiple violations didn’t require it to recoup any money as a result of the actions of the two employees,” the report states, and the CRA has put safeguards in place “to ensure that the taxpayers’ rights to privacy are protected” and reported the breaches to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. A CRA spokeswoman said the agency “understands that prevention of security breaches, and early detection of breaches when they do occur, are key elements in protecting confidential taxpayer information.”
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