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OPC Survey: Many Businesses Need To Improve Practices

DATA PROTECTION

May 11, 2012

A blog post released by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) reports on a survey of 1,066 Canadian businesses, revealing that many “are not employing recommended technological tools or practices to protect” personal information. The survey also shows nearly 50 percent of those storing data on portable devices do not use encryption. In a separate post, the OPC writes that a recent report by Verizon “highlights some extremely troubling trends about the types of data breaches occurring around the globe” and “how organizations of all sizes are failing to adequately respond to new threats.”
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