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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Canadian Privacy Commissioner on notification of privacy breaches

Short posts, on holidays.

Like Senator Stott Despoja (see post below), the Canadian Privacy Commissioner is pressing for statutory changes that would mandate notification to those effected by a breach of data security principles, but in the meantime the Commissioner has issued voluntary guidelines on the subject, including criteria for notification and a checklist of issues to be considered.

The Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner favours a notification requirement, but this issue is probably not going anywhere before the Australian Law Reform Commission reports next year.

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