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Opinion: Cavoukian provided “Great Service”

DATA LOSS

August 10, 2012

After Elections Ontario lost two unencrypted USB sticks resulting in the exposure of as many as 2.4 million voters’ personal data, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian chastised the company for failing to implement privacy safeguards and recommended they appoint a chief privacy officer and develop a privacy training program for staff. Thanking Cavoukian for her efforts, the Toronto Sun editorial says she has “provided a great service to the province’s residents,” noting, “It’s just too bad she had to.”
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