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E-Trial Security Concerns Not Insurmountable, OIPC Says

DATA PROTECTION

March 12, 2010

The move to electronic court trials may bring security concerns, but Alberta's information and privacy commissioner believes those issues can be addressed, the Edmonton Journal reports. Commissioner Frank Work sees benefits to new technology that allows for a move to reducing paper and increasing efficiencies in legal cases, the report states. When it comes to security concerns, Work said there will need to be ways to authenticate documents, but added, "I don't think those concerns are insurmountable."
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