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Report: Lottery Site Privacy Problems Fixed

ONLINE PRIVACY—CANADA

February 16, 2011

An online lottery site did not adequately protect users' privacy when it was launched, an investigation has determined, but the issues have since been addressed, The Vancouver Sun reports. British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham completed an investigation into BC Lottery Corp.'s PlayNow.com, which experienced "data crossovers" last summer that allowed users to see such personal information as credit card information from other users. Announcing the investigation's findings on Tuesday, Denham noted the security gaps were not directly responsible for the data crossovers, the report states, and concluded the corporation has "since taken steps to address the problem and the site now adequately protects users' privacy."
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