Addresses, overpayment amounts and other personal information of 69,000 federal employees were emailed to the wrong recipients
More than 69,000 public servants affected by government’s error-prone electronic pay system are now victims of a privacy breach after their personal information was mistakenly emailed to the wrong recipients.
TORONTO -- More than 69,000 public servants overpaid by government’s error-prone electronic pay system are now victims of a privacy breach after their personal information was emailed to the wrong recipients.Since it was launched in 2016, the Phoenix payroll system has been riddled with mistakes. Tens of thousands of employees have been underpaid or overpaid, and many have struggled to pay their bills.
Public Services and Procurement Canada has notified the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and says it will notify affected employees in the coming days.“We will take steps to ensure that this does not happen again and fully reevaluate the way in which personal information is stored and used,” Anand said in an emailed statement.
Despite that progress, the problems are far from being solved. An estimated
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