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Work: Practices Not Improving

DATA PROTECTION

August 26, 2011

Alberta Privacy Commissioner Frank Work says people are not getting better at protecting their personal information and that the statistics for hacking breaches are "startling." The Calgary Herald reports that there have been 90 complaints made to Work's office in 16 months. "I'm running out of superlatives when we know people are going to lose things and why we're not taking more precautions," Work said. Noting the importance of computer encryption, Work added, "If you run out-of-date computer operating systems and anti-virus software, along with unneeded administrator accounts, you will be owned by hackers."
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