Alberta Health says privacy breaches are possible on the province’s vaccine passport website

The province’s vaccine registration website saw a possible breach of privacy, Alberta Health said in a statement Thursday.

Alberta Health says it has received reports of at least 12 users downloading the wrong information from the province’s COVID-19 vaccination website on Wednesday. The registration that these users downloaded contained name, date of birth and vaccine information. The government says no other information has been leaked.

Since at 19 Thursday, the site was still offline. Alberta Health says an investigation is underway to determine the cause and number of Albertans affected.

The problem does not appear to be caused by a security breach in the system, the province said, and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has been notified.

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping said he would like to apologize to Albertans who may have experienced difficulty accessing the updated travel vaccine journal.

NDP MLA Sarah Hoffman criticized the government’s rollout of vaccine passports during that period in Alberta law in Edmonton on Thursday. (Government of Alberta)

“The government had months to plan and they continue to fail Alberta families,” the NDP MLA told Edmonton-Glenora, Sarah Hoffman said during the question-and-answer session in Edmonton on Thursday, urging Prime Minister Jason Kenney to apologize for the “chaos” over vaccine passes .

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