Embedding privacy into the Smart Grid will be essential as its implementation goes forward, according to Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian's 2009 Annual Report, released this morning. "The Smart Grid is presently in its infancy worldwide," Cavoukian said, adding, "I'm confident that many jurisdictions will look to our work being done in Ontario as the privacy standard to be met. We are creating the necessary framework with which to address this issue." Cavoukian also highlighted recommendations to amend the Personal Health Information Protection Act to better protect patient records discarded by health professionals, CNW reports. The report also includes key statistics from the past year.
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