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Internal data breach discovered at Ikea Canada impacts 95,000 Canadians

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Ikea Canada has revealed an internal data breach impacting 95,000 Canadians, Global News has learned. One of those impacted, Calgarian Arthur Gallant, said he received an email from the retailer last week, advising him his privacy had been breached. “I was stunned, I was shocked, I was speechless,” he said. “This is the third privacy breach since 2020 that my family has had to deal with.” Read more: More privacy breaches affect military sexual misconduct class action members Ikea confirmed the email and the privacy breach to Global News.

Officials also told us the furniture company acted quickly to prevent the data from being used, stored, or shared with any third parties.

It also confirmed no financial or banking information was accessed. Gallant said Ikea’s response was good, but not good enough. “It’s cold comfort to be told my financial information was not accessed,” he said. “Because the information that was accessed is still pretty private.” Read more: Calgary consumer questions SkipTheDishes security after ‘account takeover’ Ikea Canada told Global News it was made aware that some of its customers’ personal information appeared in the results of a generic search made by an employee between March 1 to March 3.

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