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Gambling Site Cleared to Relaunch

ONLINE PRIVACY

August 20, 2010

The BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is set to relaunch its PlayNow online gambling Web site after resolving to the satisfaction of the provincial privacy commissioner a security vulnerability that caused a breach last month, The Globe and Mail reports. BCLC took the site offline on July 15 after players reported that they could see the personal information of others. BC Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said that while the data crossover problem has been remedied, she will continue to investigate BCLC's risk management efforts. "The nature of these Web sites exposes personal information to a greater risk," Denham wrote in a letter to BCLC CEO Michael Graydon.
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