Agency won't comment on what data may be in stolen computers
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency logo. File photo
Four laptop computers are missing from a federal government agency in Charlottetown, but no one is commenting on what data might be in them.
Staff at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency at 100 Sydney St. in the city discovered the break, enter and theft on Saturday. The office had been "rummaged through," said a report from Charlottetown Police Services.
The matter remains under investigation, it said.
The Guardian contacted ACOA, asking what kind of data might have been on the computers, if any private or sensitive business data from clients or human resource was on the computers. The Guardian also asked what general policies and procedures guide and govern ACOA staff regarding data storage and what technical procedures are in place to protect data.
"Regarding your inquiry this afternoon about the police report, it would be inappropriate for the Agency to comment on this matter which is still under investigation," said an email to The Guardian Wednesday from Cindy Roy, director, communications, ACOA PEI and Tourism.
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