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OPC Annual Report Spotlights Concerns

PRIVACY

November 18, 2011

Government data breaches, "disturbing gaps" in the way police manage personal information and concerns about airport security are among the issues highlighted in Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart's annual report. In addition to the full report, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has published an audit of selected RCMP databases and one on airport security practices. The report also highlights a "record number of breaches of personal information" reported by the government, the National Post reports--up 38 percent from the previous year. But, the OPC report notes, that may not be cause for alarm because it could "simply mean that organizations are becoming more diligent in reporting incidents to us."
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