Few Canadian Businesses Have Privacy Programs

26 May ’05

The Globe reports today that few Canadian businesses have privacy programs in place. Quote:

Despite sweeping new privacy legislation, few Canadian companies have put in place programs to protect individuals’ privacy because they mistakenly question the value of the investment, a study says.

Only a small number of businesses have established clear and specific processes for the collection, use, retention and disclosure of personal information, according to the first national survey of its kind by Nymity Inc., a privacy consultancy in Toronto.

It’s not clear from the piece whether the quoted survey is a legitimate piece of research or a promo article for the consultancy mentioned, but I don’t doubt the general thrust of the story.

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