Canada Post admits privacy breach involving 4,500 Ontario cannabis buyers
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:47PM EST
Canada Post is admitting to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario's online cannabis customers.
The postal service says someone used its delivery tracking tool to gain access to personal information of 4,500 customers.
Canada Post did not say what information was compromised.
However, the Ontario Cannabis Store says the information includes postal codes, dates of delivery of cannabis and who signed for the package.
"Upon learning of this incident, the OCS immediately engaged the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario," the OCS said in a statement.
According to said statement, no other details were accessed, and the OCS website was not impacted.
The government-run online retailer, the only legal outlet for marijuana in the province, also says Canada Post refused to notify customers about the breach.
The store has contacted customers, saying the postal service did not take any action despite repeated requests.