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Agriculture Canada Strives To Meet Guidelines

DATA PROTECTION

May 10, 2013

According to a report in The Montreal Gazette, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada (AAFC) has had the third-highest number of people affected by data breaches among federal departments over the last decade. A total of 92,422 people had their personal information inappropriately lost or shared, the report states. After top officials were told there was a “need for cultural changes,” the department took initial steps in forming an information-management practice and intends to be fully compliant with the government’s security of information policy no later than mid-2014.
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