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Treasury May Soon Report Every Breach

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June 14, 2013

Postmedia News reports on a policy change that could come into effect this fall requiring Treasury Board employees to report every data breach to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. Scott Hutchison, a spokesman for Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, said the Treasury Board’s president raised the mandatory reporting policy during a meeting in May. “On the surface it could be a step in the right direction, but while this was mentioned in the meeting between our commissioner and the president of Treasury Board, our office would appreciate…a discussion on the potential benefits and risks of making privacy breach notification mandatory through policy,” Hutchison said.
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