The shutdown of 72 ServiceOntario kiosks following recent security
violations was both swift and appropriate, demonstrating good privacy
best practices, experts say
TORONTO, June 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Some of Canada's leading privacy and
security experts are in support of the government's decision to
shutdown and investigate reported ServiceOntario kiosk compromises. The
action, they say, is in compliance with Ontario's privacy laws as well
as newly introduced best practices unveiled in an original publication:
Managing Personal Information: Insights on Corporate Risk and
Opportunity for Privacy-Savvy Leaders.
Primary author and security expert Claudiu Popa says "the recent
compromise of four ServiceOntario locations is reminiscent of the fake
debit and credit card readers and "skimmers" popular in the Greater
Toronto Area over the past few years. These types of attempts on ATMs
and kiosks are nothing new, so MGS acted appropriately in shutting down
the other locations and notifying the public of the breach at the
"Managing Personal Information" addresses the privacy and security
issues faced by the public sector with original content aimed at a
broad audience of accountable leaders, directors and their trusted
advisors. According to one recent study, the public sector is suffering
from an almost 30% annual rate of growth in security and privacy
compromises. "That kind of statistic points to the need for swift
action, adequate disclosure and continuous improvement, all of which
are specifically covered in the book. The Ministry of Government
Services took the right initial approach in following its own GO-ITS
policy framework by leveraging partners and involving law enforcement.
We hope they will follow this up with the adequate application of
monitoring and corrective controls in the future" says Popa.
The experts (www.PrivacyExperts.ca) collaborated on the uniquely Canadian publication in an effort to
improve privacy and security practices at the higher levels of public
and private leadership. The book provides exclusive new content along
with a foreword by the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner,
Ann Cavoukian. Additional information is available on the book's Web
site at www.PrivacyRisk.ca.
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