Massive government privacy breach of famous Canadians shows urgent need for far stronger protections to safeguard Canadians’ data
High-profile figures including Margaret Atwood and Jean Chretien among the victims of latest in a long string of government privacy breaches affecting over 725,000 of us
Christopher continued: “This is sadly just the latest in a long string of incidents, which have seen over 725,000 Canadians affected by government privacy breaches. This latest revelation underlines a systemic problem when it comes to the government’s terrible track record on privacy, as we can see from their invasive online spying Bill C-13, and the reckless activities of their spy agency CSEC. The government needs to listen to Canadians and start to address our stark privacy deficit.Canadians need strong privacy safeguards, including tough penalties and accountability to stop privacy breaches like this.”
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