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Stoddart: Better Reporting, Security, Tracking Needed

DATA LOSS

June 28, 2013

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has called out “several federal departments for their lacklustre approach to data breaches, citing a need for better reporting, security and tracking protocols,” The Canadian Press reports, citing “a preliminary list of agencies with potentially worrisome patterns when it comes to the loss of Canadians’ personal information.” Those agencies include Citizenship and Immigration, Passport Canada, the Correctional Service, the RCMP, the Parole Board and Veterans Affairs, the report states. The comments relate to the report from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to Parliament in April, which found that about 3,000 data breaches affecting approximately 725,000 Canadians occurred over the preceding 10 years.
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