Northwest Territories Information and Privacy Commissioner Elaine Keenan Bengts has released her annual report, covering topics ranging from data breaches to privacy and information access, CBC News reports. One of the main topics covered in the report included misdirected faxes, which often contain sensitive and personal information. “Faxes that are supposed to go to recipient A and end up in the hands of somebody unknown because somebody putting the wrong phone number or pushed the wrong button,” Keenan Bengts said. Other areas of concern include government employees using personal devices for work-related reasons, bypassing record management systems, and managers from N.W.T.’s Department of Lands and Department of Education, Culture and Employment illicitly disclosing employees’ personal health conditions to coworkers.
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