A plan to tackle privacy and security issues that continue to hamper the launch of the Australian Government's A$1.1 billion Access Card was released by the Biometrics Institute recently. The plan follows continuing parliamentary debate which has stalled the Access Card legislation with members of the Senate seeking additional privacy safeguards.
The provincial government has reported record-breaking numbers of privacy complaints against health-care and public sector organizations last year. The high numbers, however, are likely due to the increasing volume of digital information being created today, rather than a shortcoming on the part of the government, says an analyst at IDC Canada.
Canada's privacy chief has expressed concern over the use of employee surveillance technologies, and urged organizations to "look beyond intrusive solutions" in dealing with information and corporate security issues.
The Whois directory might be riddled with falsified contact information provided by irresponsible domain name owners who prefer to remain unreachable, but at least the listing is still a useful tool for easily and quickly making contact with the vast majority of Web site operators.