BCLC Could Face Fines
PRIVACY LAW—CANADAAugust 3, 2010
After a breach of its Web site, PlayNow.com, BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) may face big fines, says one check card security expert. Paul Gregoire, who is licensed to check card systems for security compliance, told CTV that the range of fines for this type of breach "could be as small as $10,000 and upwards of $500,000." In a press release last week, BCLC admitted that a "defect in the error handling logic of an industry standard Web server" caused the security breach that exposed 134 users' personal information. BCLC is currently working with the BC privacy commissioner to fix the problem before relaunching the site.