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Commissioner Urges Encryption

DATA PROTECTION

February 22, 2013

In light of several recent high profile data breaches, Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton is urging public- and private-sector organizations to encrypt sensitive personal information, particularly when stored on portable devices, Calgary Herald reports. Clayton said, “The device might be lost, but the harm is preventable and encryption is very much a piece of that…As there are more and more of these devices and they are increasingly mobile and they’re capable of storing just massive amounts of information, the risks are pretty high.”
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