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Saskatchewan Gov't Considering Breach Disclosures

PRIVACY—CANADA

June 9, 2010

The Saskatchewan government is considering the mandatory disclosure of privacy breaches, reports The StarPhoenix. The announcement follows recent high-profile incidents involving data breaches at government entities. Justice Minister Don Morgan said disclosure is optimal for "any kind of significant breach," adding, "I think it would be beneficial for the government to try and develop a practice as to what kind of information would be released when there is a breach." Saskatchewan Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson has also supported the idea. Without a disclosure system for privacy breaches, he said, "there's really a lack of data showing how often it happens."
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