Thursday, October 07, 2010

Veterns Affair Privacy Breach Confirm Flaw in Census Debate

Pro-Census Alarmists: Privacy is not valid issue
The privacy breaches investigated occurred in 2005 and 2006. Ms. Stoddart confirmed the department contravened the provisions of the Privacy Act in the way it handled the veteran’s information. Her statement does not identify Mr. Bruyea, but Mr. Bruyea has confirmed he is the one who filed the complaint.
The Privacy Commissioner’s office confirmed that two ministerial briefing notes about Mr. Bruyea went far beyond what was necessary and included sensitive medical information. 
If  we can have a privacy breach in Veterans Affairs why is the Statistics department, Census  data immune to the same risks?
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