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Commissioner’s Report Calls For Enhanced Enforcement

DATA PROTECTION

September 7, 2012

Ontario’s privacy commissioner says that “even good privacy policies can be useless if they’re not followed,” The Canadian Press reports. In a new report, Commissioner Ann Cavoukian says organizations must enhance their understanding and enforcement of privacy policies in light of a privacy breach earlier this year at Elections Ontario. “If you don’t enforce your policy, it has no value,” Cavoukian said. “And don’t dare to assume that your frontline staff will know automatically how to implement a policy.”
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