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Privacy Offices Launch Assessment Tool

DATA PROTECTION—CANADA

May 5, 2011

In the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, three of Canada's privacy commissioners have together created a tool for small- to medium-sized businesses to assess whether they are meeting federal and provincial data protection standards. The federal privacy commissioner and those from Alberta and British Columbia developed the online tool, which is made up of "dozens of yes or no questions," covering topics such as network and database security, access control and incident management, reports IT Business. One privacy expert questions how much the tool will be used, saying it may be better suited for larger organizations, as it "may be over the heads of most smaller businesses."
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