Accountability gap presents business sector with unprecedented
opportunity to lead the way in best practices: security experts say
TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - According to Canada's Privacy
Commissioner, the federal government has disclosed the existence of
over 3000 known breaches, failing to report over 85% of them and
affecting hundreds of thousands of Canadians in the process. This
accountability gap presents private sector businesses with
unprecedented opportunities to lead the way in best practices.
Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart's office identified nine major
departments/agencies with faulty security procedures and protocols. Her
report called the Canadian Revenue Agency's (CRA) privacy deficiencies
"disturbing" and "perplexing", recommending standardized reporting,
policy & security reviews.
According to privacy expert Michael Geist the federal government "may
represent the biggest risk to the privacy of millions of Canadians".
The Protect Our Privacy Coalition, a broad-based initiative created to
demand privacy reform, is increasingly vocal about the rights of
Canadians to have their trust restored in their government following
revelations of covert domestic and foreign digital surveillance.
"97% of Canadians want to know when their privacy is breached, even in
the absence of legislated mandatory reporting. In addition to joining
the Coalition, we believe the private sector has a great opportunity to
shine, gaining public trust and positive exposure in the process" said
Claudiu Popa, security author and Privacy-by-Design Ambassador.
Next week, Informatica Research will publish a report (via Twitter
@Datarisk) to include 5 industry best practices businesses can readily
adopt: Voluntary notification, Independent security & privacy audits,
Communication, Enforcement and Education for clients/individuals about
best practices in use.
About Informatica Corporation:
Informatica is Canada's leading management consulting company
specializing in Information Security Assurance-as-a-Service. Canadian
businesses seek the Verify™ seal to demonstrate best practices.
Standardized Verify™ security testing and privacy impact assessments
(PIA) conform with industry standards and legislation.
The company awards one of Canada's most respected security trustmarks,
the Statement of Trust™ to organizations that demonstrate verifiable
best practices. The flexible assessment framework enables compliance
with global standards including Privacy by Design™, Payment Card
Industry's PCI-DSS, Government Security Policy and established
regulations for the healthcare and financial sectors.
Informatica Corporation is a Charter Member of the Protect Our Privacy
SOURCE: Informatica Security Corporation
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