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Police Satisfied Gard-drive Data Not Used Illegally

Canada’s largest privacy breach yet, affecting more than a million people, began as a petty crime by a Saskatchewan tech-company employee who wanted an extra 30 gigabytes of personal hard-drive space, police say. As they announced an arrest in the sensational case yesterday, Regina Police offered a prosaic explanation for the missing data: A 41-year-old employee of a company that handles sensitive information took the drive, deleted the information on it and filled it with his own data. “We are satisfied at this point that that information has not been used unlawfully,” Detective-Inspector Garry Hoedel said. But police acknowledged they cannot be sure what happened to the personal, financial and medical records from the Saskatchewan government and major Canadian financial institutions that were stored on the drive. Full Story

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