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Canada Dashboard Digest | Commissioner: Nunavut’s privacy act needs to be modernized Related reading: Data Privacy Day 2022: A look ahead

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Nunavut Information and Privacy Commissioner Elaine Keenan Bengts said privacy breaches are being committed by government bodies “every day” but are not being properly reported, and the territory’s privacy act is obsolete, NunatsiaqNews reports. Under Nunavut’s Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the “material breaches” Keenan Bengts describes should be reported to her office and the affected individuals, but that’s not happening as often as it should, she noted in her 2018–19 annual report. Further, Nunavut’s privacy act, created in the mid-1990s when “we were still a paper-based society,” should be modernized to meet changes in digital communications and record-keeping, she said.
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