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Veterans Affairs Minister: Veteran’s Privacy Is Vital

DATA PROTECTION

November 30, 2012

In a column for the Ottawa Citizen, Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney writes, “Our government has been very clear on the fact that we take privacy matters and the privacy of veterans extremely seriously,” and through initiatives such as the 10-point Privacy Action Plan and the Privacy Action Plan 2.0, “we are greatly strengthening privacy protection and building a culture of increased respect and care for veterans’ privacy within the department.” Blaney adds that “as a further indicator of how seriously we take privacy matters,” the department has implemented a “privacy respect and compliance component” for staff eligible for performance pay or bonuses.
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