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OPC Report: CRA Must Do Better at Protecting Privacy

PRIVACY LAW

November 1, 2013

Along with her final annual report on compliance with the Privacy Act, tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart submitted a special audit citing “weak security practices” at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), The Canadian Press reports. Stoddart offered more than a dozen recommendations to improve CRA’s protection of personal information, “including better monitoring of employee access to databases,” the report states. “Canadians surrender their personal information to government out of necessity, often under legal compulsion," Stoddart said in her report, adding, “In return, people justly expect that the government will exercise effective stewardship over such information.
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