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The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta said last year saw a record 162 breaches that posed a risk of significant harm to affected individuals, more than double any previous year, CBC reports. While human error is still to blame for some of the breaches, OIPC Compliance and Special Investigations Director Rachel Hayward, CIPP/C, CIPM, FIP, asked that both companies and individuals be more watchful. “Attacks are getting far more sophisticated and they require a different response from organizations than what we’ve seen in the past,” Hayward said. It is estimated that data breach incidents put more than 300,000 Albertans at risk last year.
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