McGill takes action against leak of confidential information


Message from Olivier Marcil, Vice-Principal (External Relations)

McGill University is deeply concerned about the illegal actions of an individual or group responsible for posting on a website a considerable amount of private and confidential information from our Development and Alumni Relations data.

Like other public institutions, we take robust measures to protect ourselves against this type of breach. This information is gathered under the standard professional practices of philanthropy.

A forensic analysis is under way to determine the source of this violation of our confidential files and we will take immediate legal action against those who are responsible. The police have been called.

This breach of confidentiality is an attempt to hurt the wellbeing of the University, and hurts individuals whose only intent is to support our students and professors. We deeply regret this invasion of their privacy.