Canada’s privacy commissioner investigating Equifax data breach as two execs leave company

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Canada’s privacy watchdog launched an investigation into the Equifax data breach after hearing from dozens of Canadians who have yet to learn if their personal information has been hacked.

“The investigation is a priority for our office given the sensitivity of the personal information that Equifax holds,” the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said in an announcement on its website.

Equifax, a credit-monitoring company used by many creditors to check consumers’ credit histories, said on Sept. 7 that it fell victim to a massive cyberattack that may have compromised the personal data of up to 143 million Americans from May 13 to July 30.

The company announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would immediately leave the company.

Read more at The Globe and Mail

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.