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Commissioner Calls for a Change in Thinking

DATA PROTECTION—CANADA

June 15, 2011

Ontario's privacy commissioner has released a white paper on how organizations can build privacy into legacy systems, reducing data loss risks, SC Magazine reports. Replacing systems that have already been built without privacy considerations is often not an option, Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said at a Toronto event this week. Instead, organizations should create technologies that incorporate privacy as a default by limiting the amount of personal information collected, reducing the amount of time that it's stored and encrypting retained data, among other initiatives. Cavoukian also shared concerns about WiFi systems' ability to report users' location data.
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