He said the bill "kickstarts" the stalled privacy reform initiative but Bill C-475 failed to addressed some important issues.
“What the bill does not do, however, is address the other side of the privacy coin, namely the failure of government to hold itself accountable for the personal information it collects and now regularly seems to fail to safeguard,” he wrote.
In recent years, dozens of government departments and offices have been hit by data breach scandals.
Among the latest fiasco is the loss of no less than 585,000 personal records contained in a USB key that was misplaced by a staffer at Human Resources and Skills development Canada.
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