Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Article: NWT privacy commissioner appalled by some cases

The CBC has an interesting story, reporting on the annual report of the privacy commissioner of the Northwest Territories. The incident highlighted in the article shows the challenges of not building a privacy culture within an organization:

NWT privacy commissioner appalled by some cases

...Keenan-Bengts says senior officials were more concerned about the impact the complaint could have on their reputation, than they were about the woman's privacy.

"I was just appalled, I was just absolutely appalled by the circumstances and I think it's important that these very bad situations be brought to the fore so that they don't happen again."

It is interesting to note that Privacy Commissioners in Ontario and NWT have recently gotten appalled and are not being shy about saying so.

As an aside, I'm trying to track down a copy of the Commissioner's report. I'll post any interesting or instructive nuggets.

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