Alberta Privacy Commish Releases Outsourcing Report

On the heels of last week’s discussion over LSAT fingerprinting, Alberta Privacy Commissioner has released a lengthy report on the privacy implications of data outsourcing by public bodies. The report recommends ensuring that a public body has a template or check list in place to ensure that an outsource provider has proper contractual and administrative mechanisms in place for the protection of information. It also recommends that public bodies should consider a provider’s physical location as a factor.

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