The Yukon government, RCMP and the territory’s privacy commissioner are investigating how a thumb drive containing confidential case files belonging to the Health and Social Services department ended up at a Whitehorse pawn shop.
City resident Brian Zink discovered the data after he bought the thumb drive at a pawn shop.
“I spotted some USBs, like a wicker basket just with loose USBs. There’s roughly five or six USBs just sitting there,” he told CBC.
Zink said when he realized what the files were, he turned the drive over to the Department of Health and Social Services. He also informed the territory’s information and privacy commissioner.
CBC has viewed some of the files to confirm their authenticity before deleting them.
The data include confidential
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