Post Tagged with: "security breach"

Your Information is Not Secure: Thousands of Government Privacy Breaches Point to Need for Reform

Appeared in the Toronto Star on April 27, 2013 as Your Information is Not Secure in Ottawa As Canadians focused last week on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and the RCMP arrests of two men accused of plotting to attack Via Rail, the largest sustained series of privacy […]

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April 29, 2013 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Government Reveals Thousands of Data and Privacy Breaches

The federal government has responded to a question from MP Charlie Angus on privacy and security breaches by revealing that there have been thousands of breaches over the past decade. The stunning response acknowledges over 3,000 breaches that have affected over a million Canadians.

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April 23, 2013 Comments are Disabled News

NDP MP Charmaine Borg Tries To Kickstart Canada’s Dormant Privacy Reform

As reports of yet another government security breach emerge, NDP MP Charmaine Borg has at least tried to kickstart the government’s dormant private sector privacy reform efforts with a private member’s bill that would add mandatory security breach disclosure requirements to the law along with new order making power. The […]

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February 27, 2013 1 comment News

Two Canadian Universities Hit By Security Breaches

Slaw and the NY Times report that two Canadian universities – UBC and McMaster University – have been hit by security breaches with student records and other data posted online.

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October 9, 2012 Comments are Disabled News

Apple and Sony Privacy Woes Point to Legal Holes

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 1, 2011 as Apple, Sony security slips show flaws in our laws Privacy officials have long warned about unseen consumer privacy risks, yet the issue has rarely generated significant political attention in Canada with potential reforms languishing for years without action. Recent high […]

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May 5, 2011 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive