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Stoddart’s Report Calls Out Breaches, Calls for Change

DATA PROTECTION

June 7, 2013

Using real life examples of data breaches, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart highlighted in her final report the ways current law protecting personal information needs revision, The Globe and Mail reports. Stoddart called attention to the fact that often the “improved privacy practices among businesses” that she’s seen in her tenure have been the direct result of “long investigative and follow-up processes, and therefore at significant costs,” adding, “Canadians would be better served by a law that motivates organizations to put privacy considerations up front, rather than the current situation where we’re left to trigger a mop-up after privacy is violated.” Editor’s Note: Stoddart delivered a keynote address on PIPEDA reform at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium in May.
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