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Alberta's Privacy Official Investigates Trashed Records

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According to a report by Brookes Merritt, posted on Oct 31st to the website of The Edmonton Sun, Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner is investigating how records in the custody of a government employee ended up in a dumpster.

The reports states that hundreds of foster care documents containing the personal information of several local-area foster families and their foster children were recovered from a dumpster after being discovered by a person scavenging there.

The employee has stated the records were stolen from her vehicle and tossed in the rubbish by the thief.

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