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Opinion: More Must Be Done To Protect Privacy

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April 1, 2011

Saskatchewan's provincial government must do more to protect privacy, The Regina Leader-Post contends in a recent editorial sparked by a lack of prosecutions in a wave of data breaches over the past seven years. On the same day, The StarPhoenix referenced a recent incident where Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson and members of his office reclaimed boxes of personal medical records thrown into a dumpster, calling for the government and medical professionals to do more to protect patient privacy. Breaches of such personal information have not resulted in strong disciplinary action, which Dickson suggests "really minimizes what I think is a much more serious matter."
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