Expert offers tips on protecting personal data
TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - Last year, six million Canadians filed their
personal income taxes electronically - more than half of all personal income
taxes completed in Canada. But without the proper data encryption tools in
place, sending personal data over the Internet can expose a person to identity
theft, phishing scams and other illegal activities.
With the April 30 tax filing deadline fast approaching, all online tax
filers need to ensure that they are continuously protecting their confidential
information from unwanted eyes.
Canadians who file their taxes online must ensure that their tax software
uses industry-standard data encryption and their computer is safeguarded from
Internet threats using the latest security software.
Who: Lynn Hargrove, director of consumer products, Symantec Canada
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help
individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability and
integrity of their information.
What: Expert advice on:
- Security challenges facing online tax filers
- Tips and advice on how to secure personal computers
- New anti-phishing tools available to protect confidential data
at tax time
When: Interviews available anytime - call to arrange
For further information:
For further information: Christine Leonard, MAVERICK, (416) 640-5525,
Ext.236, firstname.lastname@example.org; Nini Krishnappa, Symantec Canada, (647)