Hundreds of e-mail addresses affected by N.B. government privacy breach

A privacy breach by the New Brunswick government led to hundreds of email addresses being shared with people who signed up to receive notifications about certain job openings with the province. 

The CBC reports that about 600 email addresses, some personal, some containing full names and places of employment, were shared with people who wanted to be notified of openings at provincial agencies, boards and commissions, like WorkSafeNB and municipal wastewater commissions. 

People on the list of recipients were cc'd on emails sent to individuals. 

The content of the emails was public information, but people subscribing to the email service would have thought their interest in provincial appointments and their addresses were private. 

The province said it sent a warning and an apology to every affected individual within 24 hours.

(with files from CBC)