Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Thefts of government computers suggest huge losses of personal information

A Vancouver lawyer has compiled a scary bunch of statistics on losses of computers (and, by inference, data) from the Canadian federal government. See the article in the Globe & Mail:

Computer thefts hint at huge losses of data:

"Hundreds of computers were stolen from federal government offices last year, filched from such security-sensitive agencies as the RCMP, the Canadian Space Agency, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, the Department of National Defence and the Privy Council, the operational arm of the cabinet."

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