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, June 13, 2005
Not sure if this is news to any regular readers of this blog, but privacy incidents are very often the fault of employees. Poorly trained employees and malicious employees:
Identity thefts often inside job:
"You do everything right.
You protect your Social Security number like the Swiss Guard protects the pope.
You shred more documents than a secretary for Oliver North.
You never -- ever -- respond to those e-mails requesting PIN numbers and birth dates.
But before you can say "Club Med, Bora Bora," some identity thief has booked the honeymoon suite there with a credit card in your name.
How could this happen?
Here's the scary reality: It might have been an inside job.
And there's no way you could have stopped it...."
Labels: information breaches
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