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BC Government's Protection of Sensitive Information Deemed "Adequate"

DATA PROTECTION

March 12, 2010

British Columbia Auditor General John Doyle believes the provincial government is now doing an "adequate" job of protecting sensitive data on its wireless computer networks, the Times Colonist reports. Doyle's announcement comes one year after his earlier investigation into serious flaws in government practices found that two-thirds of the wireless networks tested lacked password protection or used minimal encryption, the report states. In a statement released Thursday, Doyle concluded the situation is now "generally adequate," writing, "Overall, we found that government has made some progress in securing its wireless networking environment. However, greater effort is still needed to ensure ministries comply with the policies and procedures that safeguard wireless transmissions."
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