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Cybersecurity Leader Needed in Canada

DATA PROTECTION

May 14, 2010

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance is among the groups and individuals that are suggesting the time has come for a senior bureaucrat to oversee online security, SC Magazine reports. Others, meanwhile, suggest the work of Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart in addressing high-profile cases involving social networks and online services proves the government is doing enough. However, Anil Somayaji of Carleton University suggests they may be making a mistake in confusing privacy with security. "It's the difference between worrying about someone knowing what you ate for lunch and someone stealing your lunch," he says. "We need to be concerned about both."
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