Imran Ahmad quoted in article on access to employee personal information

July 21, 2016 | Imran Ahmad | Toronto

IT World Canada, "Many federal managers had unneeded access to employees’ personal information: CBC"

As many as 70,000 managers had excess and unneeded access to the personal details of all 300,000 federal employees enrolled in the new and problem-filled Phoenix pay system, according to CBC News.

Citing Public Services Canada documents released under the Access to Information legislation, the broadcaster said senior officials were warned as early as Jan. 18 that the soon-to-be deployed Phoenix had a flaw that gave managers widespread access to employees’ personnel records, including social insurance numbers.