28 million Canadians impacted by data breaches in the last year

In the last 12 months, the personal information of approximately 28 million Canadians was affected by corporate hacks or mismanagement, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). The assessment was issued last week after the first full year’s worth of data supplied by private sector firms that had to report breaches of security controls was analyzed. Until new regulations to the Personal Information Protection and Privacy Act (PIPEDA) came into effect Nov. 1, 2018, companies only had to voluntarily report breaches to the OPC. That number of impacted victims includes the huge breaches at Quebec-based Desjardins Group’s credit unions, and the roughly 6 million Canadian’s victimized by the breach at U.S.-based credit card issuer Capital One.

Source: IT World Canada