Alberta’s Privacy Commissioner shocked over digital devices (updated)

A rash of theft and loss of digital devices has Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner scratching his head.

In the past month, there have been seven self reported breaches of personal information, each involving a stolen or lost laptop or digital device.

Two of those are government computers and personal information is at risk.

Frank Work says he finds it incomprehensible that in this day and age organizations can’t figure out how to properly protect personal information.


Do we know about all seven of the incidents?

Thanks, Bart, for sending this in!

Update: Bart kindly sent me a second link. The breaches are described in this companion story in the Calgary Herald and involve healthcare sector, business sector, and other breaches involving sensitive PII and/or PHI.

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