At a recent security education conference in Toronto, a privacy impact assessment specialist with the Ontario government discussed the relationship between personal information, privacy and profit margins, IT World reports. Personal information has become not just an asset but a product, she said, and privacy the obstacle to selling it. She noted the failure of complex systems such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and Social Security numbers in protecting data and advocates a rethink of the relationship between security and privacy. "When we start talking about security, it's too late to talk about privacy," she said.
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