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Commissioner: "Accountability Is the Bedrock"

DATA PROTECTION

April 19, 2012

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and two provincial privacy commissioners have together released guidance aiming to help private-sector organizations build privacy management programs, according to a press release. "Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program" advises businesses and organizations to take data protection seriously--especially as data collection and management becomes more pervasive--and aims to assure Canadian businesses that there is consistency among commissioners' expectations. British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said, based on what commissioners see in their investigations, it's necessary to outline the basics of privacy management. Stoddart noted that accountability is the bedrock of Canadian privacy law.
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