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Thursday, December 09, 2010


Laptops, netbooks, notebooks and e-books
Updated: Thu Dec. 09 2010 11:21:57
A rash of computer theft and loss has Alberta's Information and Privacy Commissioner scratching his head.
In the past month, there have been seven self reported breaches of personal information, each involving a stolen or lost laptop or digital device.
Two of those are government computers and personal information is at risk.
Frank Work says he finds it incomprehensible that in this day and age organizations can't figure out how to properly protect personal information.
"Encryption technology is pretty much commonplace, and it's irresponsible that an organization would allow this stuff out the door, without ensuring it's protected".
"When I hear about breaches like these, all I can say is really? Is there a need to put people though this, when the information could easily be encrypted? And, these organizations put themselves through a lot of extra work, cost and loss of credibility, when they have to notify individuals that they lost their personal information".
Alberta businesses are required by law to notify the commissioner when personal information goes missing.

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