Nova Scotia’s approach to data protection remains stuck in the past
The government’s blasé attitude to securing sensitive data is pretty galling, even by provincial standards.
January 16, 2019 at 11:37AM
On Tuesday, Catherine Tully, Nova Scotia’s information and privacy commissioner, released her report into the massive data breach of the province’s Freedom of Information web portal, which revealed that the leak was far more damaging than first reported, and included not just social insurance numbers, but also “extremely sensitive personal information” such as medical information and reports of child abuse. The government’s blasé attitude to securing this sensitive data was pretty galling, even by Nova Scotian standards.