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The personal information of 2,551 people was accidentally disclosed during a wrongful dismissal lawsuit in the City of Guelph, Global News reports. A Guelph spokesperson said the majority of people affected by the breach are city employees, but 182 are members of the public. The breach occurred when former Guelph Chief Building Official Bruce Poole received the information during his wrongful dismissal lawsuit. City Clerk Stephen O’Brien said the information was returned to the city, while all the affected individuals have been notified of the incident. “Since the disclosure, we have carefully reviewed our processes and practices and have made changes to ensure the protection of personal privacy,” said O’Brien.
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