Lots of stories in this week’s roundup about big mistakes being made with personal information.
One involves the leak of information by the former Alberta premier’s office. The commissioner there found that the disclosure of information violated the law.
There's also a story local to the Ottawa area about how people with malicious intent hacked and obtained information about people involved with the children’s aid society. Unlike the breach by the political office in the first story, this breach will have serious ramifications for the culprits. The law in question has teeth and these folks can be fined if found guilty.
The third story is the curious case of "Pokemon Go" using a person’s GPS coordinates without her knowledge or consent. It may have been an innocent mistake, but the bothersome nature of having all those hunters descend onto one person’s personal location may actually result in the law intervening.
Privacy is dead? I’d say not. Just really difficult to protect.
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