Sunday, February 27, 2005

Summaries of incidents cataloged on PIPEDA and Canadian Privacy Law

Since I started this blog in January 2004, I have noted a few incidents related to inappropriate release of personal information. After an e-mail exchange with Rob Hyndman, I thought it would be interesting to figure out how many incidents I've blogged about. So here is a brief catalog of what I've picked up over the last year and a bit.

Hacking and inappropriate disposal rank highly as the reasons for ending up on this list. But, if there is one thing to learn from all of this: inadequate security of personal information is the one practice that is the most likely to put your company on the front pages of the paper and to destroy any customer trust you've managed to develop.

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