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OPC Releases Survey Findings

PRIVACY

August 26, 2011

A survey of 2,000 Canadians has revealed that many technology users fail to take basic steps to protect their personal information. The 2011 Canadians and Privacy Survey, which was commissioned by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, revealed that the majority of respondents do not use password locks or device settings to protect their personal data. "Mobile phones increasingly hold a lot of personal information, but it doesn't seem like Canadians think they do," Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart told Postmedia News. The survey also measured Canadians' attitudes about privacy as it relates to social networking, national security and other areas.
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