Canada Dashboard Digest

Opinion: Government Has a Duty To Protect Privacy

DATA PROTECTION

July 5, 2013

MP Carol Hughes writes in a Wawa News op-ed of the government’s obligation to protect Canadians’ privacy. “We live in an era where privacy is an important concern for people,” Hughes writes, adding, “With that in mind it seems only natural that the government should lead by example and set the bar by which other efforts can be compared against. Sadly that bar has not been set that high.” Hughes cites government data losses and Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart’s recent report indicating government could do more to protect sensitive personal data.
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