Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cda-Equifax-Cyberattack-Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cda-Equifax-Cyberattack-Update

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MONTREAL - ---

Canada's Privacy Commissioner has asked credit monitoring company Equifax to provide a full report on its large-scale security breach, including details on how Canadians were affected.

The agency reached out to the company today after it received complaints about the hack of sensitive personal information.

Spokeswoman Valerie Lawton says given the potential sensitivity of the information, the commission expects that Equifax will adopt measures to help affected individuals.

Canadians are getting little information from Equifax regarding the status of their personal information after the company revealed on Thursday that it was the victim of a massive security breach during the summer.

Equifax says the private information of up to 143-million people in the U-S had been compromised, along with certain Canadian and U-K residents. …

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