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Canada Dashboard Digest | Therrien urges wireless providers to help fix SS7 vulnerabilities Related reading: IAPP, UN release joint report on building ethics into privacy frameworks

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Within his Annual Report to Parliament, Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien calls for wireless network providers to help fix security vulnerabilities related to the SS7 system, CBC News reports. Therrien cited a report conducted by the CBC and Radio Canada where a hacker was able to exploit flaws within SS7 to intercept calls from a federal MP and track his location. Therrien notes European countries have already taken steps to address these issues, adding he has received “encouraging commitments” after speaking with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, Bell Canada and Rogers Wireless about the security problems.
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