P2019-ND-035

MediaQMI Inc.

Prior to April 2015, the Organization operated both the English and French Canoe websites. The English Canoe website was sold to Postmedia in April 2015. Since April 2015, the Organization has operated the French Canoe website; Postmedia operates the English Canoe website. On September 2, 2017, Postmedia informed the Organization that it had received an extortion demand from an individual who obtained access to personal information relating to the Canoe website. The Organization investigated, and concluded that in August 2017 an unauthorized individual illegally obtained access to certain archived information held by the Organization relating to an estimated one million individuals who used the website from 1996 to 2008. The archived information related to the Organization?s operation of the English and French websites prior to the 2015 sale to Postmedia. No financial data was impacted and there is no evidence that information from any other time period was affected. The Organization did not pay the extortion demand.

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