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Legal Threats Could Lead to Changes In Securing Data, Health Data Lost

DATA PROTECTION

January 18, 2013

Postmedia News reports that the growing number of lawsuits aimed at the government over data breaches may be the catalyst for improving data security—and a move to the cloud. While the cloud is not perfect, the article states, it would reduce the need for portable devices to carry personal data, “which is typically how they lose it,” says one expert. The government is currently looking into creating a private cloud network. Meanwhile, a USB stick was lost containing the health data, personal health numbers, genders and dates of birth, among other information, of 38,000 BC residents. Seven Health Ministry staff and contractors involved in patient research were fired due to the breach.
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