Stolen Laptop Contained 32,000 Farmers' Bank Account Numbers And SIN's
The laptop has the bank account numbers and social insurance numbers of farmers who applied for Agriculture Canada's advance payments program, which is administered by the Canadian Canola Growers on behalf of the federal government."
Clearly, Canada's Federal government still has a lot of work to do to ensure that the confidential financial and personal data of Canadians is safe and secure. You would think by now that this would sink in. I am also going to give a shot here at the Information Technology profession over this situation. How cavalier is it to have a laptop in an insecure location with 32,000 individuals' most confidential information?
I know that most provinces and the Feds have 'privacy commissioners', but tell me please, why it is that these stories keep coming up?