Hundreds of Discovery’s clients had their personal information such as names, ID numbers and contact details disclosed in court papers that have been accessed by third parties. However, the insurer has moved swiftly to seal the document to contain possible fallout. Discovery said on Monday that the data was never publicly disclosed and it had taken steps to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act. “The court files themselves have been sealed …. We also requested the record log of who has accessed the court file to date. The file has never been in general filing …. Since the beginning of the matter only two people other than the clerks of court and the parties involved have known the location of the file and we have a record of who they are,” the company said. The information was furnished as a supporting document to a court challenge that Discovery Life initiated against one of its former financial advisers who has left to join an independent brokerage. While insurers...

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