Elections Ontario Changes Its Ways After Privacy Breach
Elections Ontario is changing the way it does things after a privacy breach was revealed this summer.
A report released by the province's chief electoral officer says he is listening to privacy experts who recommend staff training programs be expanded and a chief privacy officer be hired to oversee security matters.
These experts say while staff was told to have different passwords for their software, many didn't.
This comes after an investigation into two missing USB drives with personal information of up to four million voters on it in April. Voters in 49 electoral districts were affected but a report into the matter says there doesn't seem to be any information was taken.
The OPP is still investigating.
Other recommendations the chief electoral officer has put into place or is in the process of completing: develop a Frequently Asked Questions webpage on privacy matters, require all electronic devices used by Elections Ontario have the ability to be tracked, and have a periodic review of security measures.