The lead privacy regulators of Canada and Australia have released the results of their joint investigation into the Ashley Madison data breach. The investigation revealed Ashley Madison had “inadequate security safeguards and policies” and misled users with a “phony trustmark icon” on the site’s homepage, The Globe and Mail reports. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada requires Ashley Madison to build better security systems and offer users more control of their data. “The most broadly applicable lesson is that it is crucial for organizations that hold personal information electronically to adopt clear and appropriate processes, procedures and systems to handle information security risks, supported by adequate expertise (internal or external),” the report said. Editor’s Note: The IAPP will be hosting a Data Breach Bootcamp workshop at the Privacy. Security.Risk. conference from Sept. 13-16 in San Jose, California.
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