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More Than 3,000 Gov’t Breaches in 10 Years

DATA LOSS—CANADA

April 24, 2013

Documents tabled in Parliament this week show that the federal government has experienced more than 3,000 data and privacy breaches in the past 10 years, affecting more than 725,350 Canadians, Postmedia News reports. Less than 13 percent of those breaches were reported, prompting NDP critic Charlie Angus to say, “As a standard, we should involve the privacy commissioner when Canadians’ privacy is breached,” noting that there may have been circumstances when Canadians were put at risk and not informed.
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