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Survey Suggests Businesses Not Worried About Breaches

DATA PROTECTION

May 28, 2010

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has released survey results that suggest Canadian businesses are not concerned about privacy breach risks despite the fact they are collecting more information about their customers than ever before. The OPC commissioned the survey, which found that 42 percent of the 1,005 businesses polled are not concerned about security breaches, according to the commission's press release. "Given the severity and number of major data spills that we have seen reported in the headlines over the past few years, it is concerning to see that businesses are not more apprehensive about this issue," said Assistant Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.
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