an unencrypted external harddisk wht all personel data is lost by.... a privacycommission
"The federal privacy commissioner will receive on Friday the findings of an internal investigation into an embarrassing loss of sensitive information of approximately 800 current and former federal employees.
The data breach at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is believed to have happened in February, after employees lost an unencrypted hard drive containing the private information of past and current employees, while moving their headquarters to Gatineau, Que. from Ottawa.
The lost information dates back to 2002 and includes employee names, salaries, internal ID numbers, other payment information and job classifications for both current and former employees in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Office of the Information Commissioner.