An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
LIFELABS REVEALED YESTERDAY that information on 15 million customers was hacked in late October, mostly in Ontario and B.C.
Given the massive number of files, it’s safe to say thousands of them probably belong to Kamloops residents.
I called the number provided by LifeLabs and was told those files go as far back as 10 years.
However, they couldn’t tell me if any of my files were among those stolen. They’d only be able to tell me that if my personal information was published by the hacker.
That’s not very comforting. The first thing we do in such a situation is to look for somebody to blame and the obvious first choice here is LifeLabs.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.