N.S. privacy commissioner launches a probe in hack of file transfer service

By CityNews Halifax Staff

Nova Scotia’s information and privacy commissioner has launched an investigation looking into a hack that impacted tens of thousands of public employees.

On June 4, the province estimated as many as 100,000 Nova Scotians had their personal information stolen in the breach of the file transfer software called MOVEit.

Tricia Ralph announced today she will launch a probe that will aim to review the adequacy of the government’s, Nova Scotia Health’s and IWK Health’s security and information practices as well as how they responded to the breach under the province’s various privacy acts.

Few details were given since the investigation is considered active, according to a press release.

To this point, Ralph’s office has heard 110 privacy complaints from individuals who were notified that they were impacted by the MOVEit hack.

Those complaints will inform the comprehensive investigation and be addressed in the document once it is published and put online.

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