Statistics Canada is in the planning stages of moving data to the digital cloud, and the agency is acknowledging the data security concerns this could raise, 570 News reports. Only “non-sensitive, unclassified information” is currently being stored in the cloud, according to Spokesman Peter Frayne. Protected information will be migrated when systems “have been deemed secure for cloud services appropriate for sensitive information,” he said. In internal notes obtained through the Access to Information Act, the statistics agency acknowledges the technology “will raise questions about data security and Statistics Canada’s ability to protect sensitive data,” noting “Canadians will want to know what steps are being taken to ensure their information continues to be safe.”
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