Public Safety and National Security Committee Hearing on Desjardins Bank Data Breach Sought

Data Loss

OTTAWA, ON – Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security have called for an emergency meeting to examine the situation relating to the data breach impacting 2.9 million Desjardins Group members.

MPs Pierre Paul-Hus, Glen Motz and Jim Eglinski sent a letter to the Clerk of the Public Safety Committee requesting an urgent study of the data breach so that solutions can be found to help Desjardins members protect their identities.  At the emergency meeting, Conservatives intend to call the following witnesses: representatives of Public Safety Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, Desjardins Group, Professor Christian Leuprecht, Professor David Skillicorn, Richard Fadden, and Citizen Lab.

“The Public Safety committee must meet as soon as possible to address this critical situation.  Quebecers, and all Canadians, affected by the theft of their personal data and information are anxious and need solutions.  We must act quickly to help them and ensure this unacceptable situation never occurs again,” said MP Paul-Hus.

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