Canada Revenue Agency leaks its own data, hands journalist private tax details [Updated]

On Tuesday the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that it had “inadvertently” received 18 pages of “detailed tax information” pertaining to hundreds of primarily rich and famous Canadians.

The records were from a Canada Revenue Agency spreadsheet spanning from 2008 to 2013, and they included home addresses and information about tax credits granted for charitable donations.

According to the CBC, which says it is withholding some information for privacy purposes, tax details were found for prominent Canadians such as “author Margaret Atwood, former prime minister Jean Chrétien, grocery magnate Frank Sobey, cartoonist Lynn Johnston, pollster Allan Gregg, financier Stephen Bronfman, former CBC executive Richard Stursberg, Olympics chief Richard Pound, and many others.”

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