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Caught on Tape - Home Video Makes Canadian National News

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British Columbia's privacy commissioner is opening an investigation after scores of confidential and highly personal documents were found blowing around the streets of downtown Vancouver. This home video shot from an apartment balcony shows hundreds of the documents on the street. They paperwork contains much confidential information, including names, addresses and phone numbers. Some of the documents even included health care numbers and psychological assessments. It appears the files come from a Vancouver law office that handles personal injury claims.

NAID-Canada, which has developed strong relationships with the Provincial and Federal Privacy officials over the last several years, responded to the incident, reminding these policy makers that the occurrence is a symptom of the lack of direction in current Canadian privacy regulations.