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Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
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Re: [Serious] HRSDC does it again!!!

If the federal government doesn't have policies set up to address this kind of thing then there's an even bigger problem.

MichelR

join:2011-07-03
Ottawa, ON
You screw up like this in my department and it's an automatic firing. Also depending on the gravity of the screw up, there may be criminal prosecution (that's in the law governing my department). Security of information is pretty much the "prime directive" and there are no excuses.

I never understood how in hell confidential data ends up on USB keys, portable hard drives or laptops that can be taken off the premises. How many stories like this have we seen in the past few years, from governments, insurance companies, credit card companies etc? And of course most of the time the data isn't even encrypted.

peterboro
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join:2006-11-03
Peterborough, ON
reply to Mike2009
said by Mike2009:

If the federal government doesn't have policies set up to address this kind of thing then there's an even bigger problem.

It is how the policy was set up and the appropriate safeguards.

In all likelihood the policies are set up to provide isolation of discipline the further you go up the foodchain in an organization.