Mississauga Disability Support Program Unintentionally Emailed Data On Clients

2019, Breaches, January

Who: Mississauga ODSP office

# of Accounts Breached: 45,000

What was affected: Name, email address and ODSP file number of 45,000 recipients

When it happened: December 20, 2018

How it happened: On December 20th, due to a clerical error, the Mississauga ODSP office unintentionally shared some individuals’ information over email

Outcome: They have contacted all individuals to ask them to delete the email and confirm that it was deleted. They are also reviewing all of our internal processes to prevent such errors in the future.