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NDP Calls for CRA Investigation

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December 13, 2013

The Opposition New Democrats (NDP) are seeking an investigation into Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) “after the agency was unable to tell the NDP just how many privacy breaches it had sustained in the last 10 years,” Postmedia News reports. The NDP asked for that number “only to be told both times that the CRA couldn’t provide any details because a search of records would be too cumbersome and time-consuming,” the report states. The NDP’s Charlie Angus, who has written to the privacy commissioner and the minister in charge of the CRA, suggested the CRA’s responses indicate it lacks “a proper system of quality control or checks in place” to protect personal information.
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