What led to Nova Scotia’s privacy breach
CBC News has an update to a government leak incident noted previously on this site. This is one of those incidents where Justin Shafer’s case comes to mind, as the government’s response to their security failure was to criminalize the behavior of the teen who downloaded what were freely available reports. When the public went up in arms over the government’s attempt to cast him as some master criminal, the government started to back off. Now CBC News reports:
The privacy breach involving Nova Scotia’s freedom-of-information portal has led to a police investigation, put the government on the defensive, and garnered international attention and criticism.
Here is a timeline of events.
See the timeline here. Kudos to David Fraser for representing the teen.