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Cavoukian: Recent Breaches "Unacceptable"

ONLINE PRIVACY

May 6, 2011

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has called the past weeks' high-profile privacy breaches involving mobile devices and an online gaming site "unacceptable and avoidable," ITBusiness.ca reports. Speaking at this week's IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium, Cavoukian described the recent incidents involving Apple's iPhone and other mobile devices tracking users' locations and multiple breaches involving Sony's PlayStation Network as "privacy disasters that didn't need to happen," the report states. Simple safeguards could have been put in place to avoid the incidents, she noted.
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