Canada's privacy commissioner is investigating some of the country's mortgage brokers because of concerns that borrowers' financial information may not have been properly protected.

The audit is focusing on the potential misuse of consumers' information to conduct fraud such as identity theft, according to a story published Monday in the Globe and Mail.

The privacy commissioner received numerous complaints that information may be falling into the wrong hands, spokeswoman Anne-Marie Hayden told the Globe and Mail. The audit is in its early stages, the article said.

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