Investment regulator loses portable device containing personal data

Share this article:

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has lost a portable device containing sensitive data on tens of thousands of brokerage firm clients.

How many victims? 52,000.

What type of personal information? The details of the lost information have not been released by IIROC.

What happened? According to a statement by the brokerage regulator, an employee lost a portable device – the type was not disclosed – that contained personal information belonging to clients of various investment firms.

What was the response? Firms whose information was involved in the breach were notified by IIROC, and victims will receive free credit monitoring for the next six years.

Quote: “The protection of confidential information is critical to us, and we have taken steps to address the situation and to immediately strengthen our internal controls,” Susan Wolburgh Jenah, chief executive officer of IIROC, said.

Source: www.theglobeandmail.com, The Globe and Mail, Brokerage regulator ‘deeply regrets' loss of device with client data,” April 12, 2013.

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

POLL

More in The Data Breach Blog

Laptop stolen from Self Regional Healthcare contained patient data

As least 500 patients of Self Regional Healthcare have been notified that their personal information was on a laptop stolen from a Self Regional facility.

Thousands had data on computers stolen from California medical office

Bay Area Pain Medical Associates notified about 2,780 patients that their data was on computers stolen from its California offices.

Subcontractor breach impacts 1,700 in Dominion Resources employee wellness plan

About 1,700 people in the Dominion Resources employee wellness program have been notified that their data was accessed in a breach.