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Canadian Government Privacy Breaches Soar to Record High

The Canadian government reported breaching the privacy of individuals more than 5,000 times last year — an all-time high, according to new figures.

The data are only for six departments, so the 5,237 privacy breaches they reported in 2014 are likely just a glimpse at what happened across government. Even so, the figure is almost as many as had been reported in the previous 11-year period, including instances where a taxpayer’s or organization’s information was incorrectly released, lost or compromised.

Details may be found in an article by Jordan Press in the Ottawa Citizen at http://goo.gl/sQOIx7.

Categories: Legal Affairs

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