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Auditor Warns State Entities To Improve Practices

DATA PROTECTION—CANADA

October 27, 2010

Alberta's auditor general says the provincial government and the University of Calgary must do a better job of protecting data. The two entities came under fire in the auditor general's report, released Tuesday, for not demonstrating they've implemented adequate security policies, despite previous warnings, The Calgary Herald reports. The University of Calgary has been advised to improve its weak security controls regarding who has access to student information after it was admonished four times previously by the auditor general's office. The provincial government stores a vast amount of information--including personal health records--on servers across the province, the report states, which lack adequate protection to prevent unauthorized access.
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