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Following Breach Scandal, BC May Create CPO Post

PRIVACY

February 12, 2010

British Columbia's provincial government will explore creating a new chief privacy officer position following a recent privacy breach scandal involving the personal information of 1,400 government clients, the Times Colonist reports. "It's one of the things we are considering," says Citizens' Services Minister Ben Stewart. The announcement comes on the heels of a report  this week from Acting Privacy Commissioner Paul Fraser calling for the creation of a new executive-level post to help educate government employees on what to do in the case of privacy breaches. Stewart has said he will spend the next 90 days assessing what changes are needed based on Fraser's report and an internal review released earlier this month.
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