The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Monday, December 06, 2004
After the recent incident that saw personal information of 27,000 Ontarians disclosed (see: Another privacy breach to round out the week, et seq), the government of Ontario has switched to damage control mode. Interestingly, the Chairman of Ontario's Management Board says there is no threat of identity theft or fraud from the incident:
Government insists no threat of identity theft after release of personal data:
"TORONTO -- There's no serious threat of identity theft after the government mistakenly sent out 27,000 provincial cheques with the wrong names and social insurance numbers attached, Management Board Chairman Gerry Phillips insisted Monday.
''We know exactly who got the name of the next person,'' Phillips told the legislature. ''I think that frankly eliminates any possibility of theft or fraud in this case.''...."
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