The Edmonton Sun reports on a privacy issue concerning the government in Alberta, Canada:
Four years of domestic abuse â€œhellâ€ followed by nearly a decade-long battle to obtain a nationwide name change came crashing down for a Canadian mother and daughter after the Alberta government posted their identities online.
â€œJaneâ€ and her daughter â€œJanet Doeâ€ obtained Unpublished Secure Name Changes more than five years ago and began rebuilding their lives with new connections, re-location and the security of never having to look over their shoulders.
But all the effort and security went up in flames after a Google search revealed both the old and new identities of the Does were published online in the Alberta Gazette â€“ the official newspaper of the Government of Alberta. […]
A direct order packaged in a two-page document from the Alberta Courts stipulates the names of the women were to be withheld from all public databases for their own protection. […]
Now, nearly 19 months later after contacting top Canadian officials, agencies and individual organizations for a settlement, no restitution has been received.