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NDP Seeking Commons Probe of "Massive Problem"

DATA LOSS

May 17, 2013

The New Democratic Party (NDP) is expected to ask a House of Commons committee “to widen the scope of its investigation into identity fraud and probe the reasons behind thousands of data breaches that have plagued the federal government over the past 10 years,” Postmedia News reports. The NDP has indicated the study is necessary to determine what steps are being taken to remedy “this massive problem,” the report states. “We have no idea how many cases of data loss or breach or hacking have resulted in Canadians having their personal information or financial information stolen,” NDP MP Charlie Angus said, adding, “We need to find that out.”
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