Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta's Privacy Chief Reviewing 800,000 Deleted Government Emails

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta's Privacy Chief Reviewing 800,000 Deleted Government Emails

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Alberta privacy chief investigates emails

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EDMONTON - Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean says her department will work with the privacy commissioner on a probe into 800,000 deleted government emails.

"What I'm looking forward to is an opportunity to work with the investigator to ensure that we have good processes in place and to ensure that all the documents that we have are treated appropriately," McLean said Tuesday.

Privacy commissioner Jill Clayton is investigating the deletion of the emails by government and political staff in four areas: the transportation and education departments, along with McLean's department and Premier Rachel Notley's cabinet office.

McLean says emails pertaining to government decisions must be kept for posterity, but the rest can be deleted. …

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