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Dickson: After Breaches, School Must Make Changes

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December 13, 2013

Saskatchewan Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson is calling for changes at Horizon School Division following two privacy breaches involving students’ information, CBC reports. One incident occurred when recycled paper that included confidential information on the back was used to send a note, and the second involved a teacher sharing private information. Dickson found staff knew of the breaches but did nothing about them, the report states, noting he “blames the breaches on lack of training and written policies” and is recommending Horizon School Division’s Board of Education “develop written policies and procedures and train all staff that manage personal information accordingly” and put safeguards in place.
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