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Plastic SIN card to be phased out

In an attempt to save money, protect privacy and prevent identy theft, the Globe and Mail reports, the federal government has introduced plans within budget Bill C-38, to cut the social insurance number (SIN) card.

 

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Strengthen personal data security; avoid the Sony experience

Customers and employees entrust their personal information to businesses on a daily basis and expect that these businesses will treat that information with the care and respect it deserves by implementing the proper safeguards to keep it safe. However, just recently…

 

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Most organizations still don’t encrypt data when it leaves the office

I recently read a news release by the Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner that indicated that there are still high incidences of laptops containing personal information being stolen—without having security measures such as encryption put in place. The commissioner was left scratching his head.

 

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